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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Welcome to the Journey

Welcome to Katie Robert's artistic journey along the Yarra River, the major natural feature in the landscape and life of Melbourne, Australia.

Since 2006 I have been following the Yarra River making artwork about her, as she snakes her way through the bushland, city and urban environment of Melbourne. I have created a body of work that incorporates the history of the landscape and how it has changed in less then two hundred years of colonisation. These pieces attempt to address the issues of environment, reconciliation and the connection between place, spirituality and our identity.

This blog will trace the journey of this body of paintings and works on paper, and document a series of exhibitions and other events that celebrate the Yarra River - or the Birrarung to use its Wurundjeri name.

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