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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Montsalvat Exhibiton


The Yarra Story
Drawing from the Birrarung


The complete works on
canvas and paper from the Yarra Series 2006-2009,
the fifth and largest exhibition in a series following the Yarra River by

Katie Roberts


MONTSALVAT
7 Hillcrest Ave. Eltham, Victoria, Australia
Opening: Sun 20 Dec 3-5pm
Dec 20 – Jan 31, 2010
Hours: 9-5 everyday (except public holidays)

Your are invited to come follow the river...

This exhibition ‘The Yarra Story – Drawing from the Birrarung’ will reveal the complete body of paintings and drawings by Katie Roberts, capturing a new view on our ancient history and environment. She has been following the Yarra River, making art on its banks for nearly four years - she has now traced almost the whole river from its source to the bay. The Yarra Story presents a unique perspective on this land, one that includes many ways we relate to our environment and ultimately conveys a deep sense of the spirit of this place.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Katie,
    My friend Maya Ward forwarded me the invite to your exhibition at Montsalvat. It looks amazing and I do hope to make it to it. I did spend some time at your blog and I think we may be kindred spirits.

    I am also an artist, passionate about our freshwater systems. I've spent the past 5 or so years mapping creeks and rivers, including the Yarra. In 2005 I mapped my local creek, Edgars Creek. The following year I created www.freshwater.net.au, which I invite you to take a look at.
    In the past 2 years the website has had over 65,000 visitors, 380,000+ hits. It is also about to be added to the State Library's Pandora Archive, which will make it a permanent public record.

    Later this year I will be updating the website and I would like to include information about you in the individuals section, (http://www.freshwater.net.au/community/melbourne_freshwater_individuals.html) as I want to use it in any way I can to support people like yourself.
    I'd love to speak with you more about all this. I can be contacted via the freshwater website.
    Congratulations on your wonderful work!
    Cheers
    Aliey

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  2. Dear Alley,

    thank you so much for your lovely comment. It is great to hear you are out there with such similar intentions. I am very interested in what you have been doing too. It is great to link up with other river-loving folk!

    I am honoured that you would consider adding a profile on me to your site. I will try to contact you via email soon. Sorry for my late reply btw, I am in holiday mode!

    Warmest regards,

    Katie

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