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And The River Was Dust

Josephine Starrs, Leon Cmielewski

"We were asked to make a work that responded to climate change, the dangerous effects of climate change, and how we felt about climate change. That’s when we made a large print work called And The River Was Dust into which we embedded text. At the time, Australia was suffering a ten-year drought and the [country's main] river system was in danger, and still is in danger, even with the [recent] floods. We used text that said, ‘and the river was dust’, [originally] written by a very famous Australian poet, Judith Wright."

- Josephine Starrs