Works / The Distal Zone 2011: Gallery Smith Project Space Melbourne / Distal # 11

Distal # 11 2011 by Antonia Chaffey

Distal # 11  2011

Pigment & acrylic medium on clear sized Caravaggio linen

18cm x 27cm

These paintings examine the effects of Agribusiness, and upstream interventions, on the deserts, lakes and ancient river beds of the Murray Darling Basin.

 Data from aerial surveys, bathymetric charts and GPS reveals the effects of changing climate conditions, and fluctuating water levels on the fragile coastal region at the mouth of the River Murray in South Australia


Distal: relating to the outer part of an area affected by geological activity

Bathymetry: the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors.