Wandering Thirst | Tamara Kirby & Corrie Wright

13 May, 2010

PROJECT Wandering Thirst
EXHIBITION Floating Land Festival, Noosa Regional Gallery
LOCATION Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba, QLD, Australia
ARTISTS Tamara Kirby & Corrie Wright
YEAR 2009

Artists Tamara Kirby and Corrie Wright have won the inaugural ‘Truth in Art Award’ for their work, Wandering Thirst.

Receiving over 100 submissions, the awards challenged artists to interpret the relationship between people, parks and the “inconvenient truth” of climate change, which is affecting the environment and the health and wellbeing of society.

Wandering Thirst is an ephemeral artwork originally created for the Floating Land Festival, the artwork responds to the theme “Rising Seas, Changing Climate” by considering the ‘story of water’.

From the artists: “There is only one water source for the entire planet. This water follows a cyclic path and the changes of what happens to this water through the recurring journey affect all of us.”

Wandering Thirst consists of four large Perspex caravan shapes of varying sizes that were positioned in the lake to create a perspective appearance and story. Each shape had numerous cast resin water drops fixed to the Perspex. A viewing booth made from water bottles was positioned on the shore and invited people to enter and look through binoculars at the installation more closely.

Urban Art Projects sponsored the fabrication of the frame for Wandering Thirst‘s caravan forms.

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