Dam Empty? Damn Right! reflects on the legacies of agitprop visual art practices of street posters, zine production and performative public action to draw attention to climate change, infrastructural failure and state mismanagement of the water systems in rural New South Wales. Australia’s water management history in the Murray Darling Basin is testament to the prioritisation of economic uses of water entitlements over water sustainability and cultural use.
Posted around the streets of Sydney and using social media as a way to reach broader audiences, images of the trio of posters reached thousands of individuals. DAM EMPTY? DAMN RIGHT! on Facebook > damemptydamnright
Sydney street art brings Menindee Lakes crisis to the city
Anna Macleod along with Melbourne artist Wendy Murray have been putting up posters with imagery of the dry lakes around the inner city as part of the project, which is known as 'Dam Empty.' Ms Macleod has travelled to a number of different countries to make water-related art, and spent a month in Broken Hill as an artist-in-residence at the city's Art Exchange…. view article >