Local artists have gathered to highlight the plight of the river and lakes system with three art exhibitions in Meningie, themed “Source 2 Sea”.
The exhibitions are the collaboration between the community of Meningie and Rosa Merlino, an artist and dedicated ambassador of the Murray Darling Basin.
The artists are encouraging visitors to sign a petition to get the Murray Darling Basin Plan approved and working in order to save the rivers, lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth.
All three exhibitions are on the Princes Highway and are free to view:
- Coorong Cottage Industries – a community collective show featuring several mediums including wood sculptures. Closes October 22.
- Miningie Information Hub – Rosa Merlino and her husband Ian Hillam. Closes October 31.
- The Pelican Gallery – Catherine Gibbons has joined forces with five-year-old artist Amber Robertson, who has an exhibition titled, “Without Water”. Closes October 31.
Around twenty people gathered for the opening of Rosa and Catherine’s exhibitions at the Meningie Information Hub on Friday night.
There are nine other exhibitions currently running in unison during ‘water week’ all titled ‘Source 2 Sea’.
The others include Joinery Building in Adelaide – artist Catherine Gibbons, River Glen Studios, Waikerie, Tailem Bend Community Centre, Murray Bridge Davery Establishment, Renmark Paringa Civic Centre, Shop 44, Mannum, Milang Institute, Milang Old School and Strathalbyn Stone Mill Studio.