Presences in the Riverland: Nici Cumpston

 It is no secret that Australia’s rivers have been misused and ill-treated over the past two centuries. Our recent history and current politics abound with controversial and complex river stories, from damming to parching, from Tasmania to north Queensland. Beholden to rivers, we have a strange way of showing it, but for Adelaide-based artist and curator Nici Cumpston, the Murray-Darling Rivers and their attendant tributaries sketch out a protean triangle of country that holds more than a lifetime’s work.

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