River Systems

The work in River Systems responds to the region Ian Tully lives in, the south western Riverina of New South Wales and the surrounding country. The intention of his work is to question the whole notion of sustainability. Tully is continually torn between the design and aesthetics of industry, and the fragility, beauty and sensitivity of our diminishing natural systems.

The work in River System responds to the region I live in, the south western Riverina of New South Wales - the country surrounding the towns of Wakool, Barham and Moulamein, west to Swan Hill, east to Deniliquin and north to Balranald and Hay.and importantly the rivers Wakool, Edward, Murrumbidgee and Murray, and creeks too numerous to mention.

Forest, agriculture, irrigation. The intention of my work is to question the whole notion of sustainability. Is there such a thing? Who bears the responsibility for such an ideal?
For some time I have been working with the paradox that exists between environmental concerns and agricultural demands. As a person that has spent much of my life first growing up and then later working on a farm, I am continually torn between the design and aesthetics of industry, and the fragility, beauty and sensitivity of our diminishing natural systems.

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