Art, Voice & Justice Exhibition: ‘Aquawhen II?’

The Water Justice Hub was formally established on 14 October 2019 as an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University. The Hub is supported by a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship that began on 1 July 2020 on water justice, water valuation and resilient decision-making. See

The Water Justice Hub’s mission is to respond to water injustice and promote both ‘voice’ and truth-telling in relation to water.

The Art, Voice & Justice Exhibition: ‘Aquawhen II?‘ is organised from 22 March to 25 March 2022. The purpose of the exhibition is to support the ‘voice’, art and the lived experience of the people living in far western New South Wales in 2019. The exhibition features the words of 33 residents of Menindee and Wilcannia who gave testimonies before the 2019 Citizens’ Inquiry on the Health of the Barka-Darling River and Menindee Lakes. Their words, and the images that they represent as developed by artists Rix Lee and Tom Horne, are featured in full-sized visualisations.

The exhibition also includes 9 paintings of Glenn Loughrey; 8 haiku calligraphy pieces (words by Maurice Nevile with calligraphy by Jill Robertson); a video of 2019-20 of the Barka-Darling (created by Otis Filley & Dan Schulz) including the sounds of the Barka-Darling and the relationships between water and life; and ‘Justice Posters’ based on the selected research of some members of the Water Justice Hub.

Date and Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday 22 March 2022 (AEST)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday 23 March 2022 (AEST)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Thursday 24 March 2022 (AEST)

9:30 am – 5:00 pm Friday 25 March 2022 (AEST)

Where: Canberry/Springbank room, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

How: Please RSVP to this event no later than 25 March 2022, here


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