The first week in July marks the commencement of my 3-month artist residency at Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga.
I was a member of the Southport Surf Life Saving Club in the 1970’s (see pic above and the sun smart kid in the back row) and the clubhouse is only a few hundred metres away from Sauerbier House.
I look forward to walking around the dunes, Onkaparinga river and beach again as I develop new work for an exhibition that will open on Saturday 22 September.
The coastal location has prompted a focus on local flooding and coastal erosion issues with investigation into their relationship to climate change. I am collaborating with the Sustainability Team at the City of Onkaparinga and look forward to learning more from them and accessing their vast resources.
You are welcome to visit my studio there and say hello or just have a look around at the work-in-progress on display if I am elsewhere. Until the end of August I am inviting visitors to leave an anonymous note to explain their brightest hopes and darkest fears in relation to climate change. I will compile these and use them in someway in the final exhibition.
Plenty more updates to come over the next few months.