Tasmania has been shaped by the flow of water since the last ice age: the wild rivers and raging seas of the west coast; the broad estuaries and river valleys and the deep freshwater lakes systems. The rivers carry our history and are at the centre of our identity: the European settlements at Risdon Cove, Sullivans Cove and the Tamar River; struggles over Lake Pedder in the 1970s and the Gordon River in 1983; the Tasman Bridge collapse in 1974; and the Launceston floods of 1929. River Effects features the work of thirteen contemporary Tasmanian-based artists who have explored the concepts of the waterways of Tasmania.
Artists: Raymond Arnold, Julie Gough, Leigh Hobba, Donald Lawrence, Geoff Parr, Kevin Perkins, Megan Perkins, Troy Ruffels, Marie Sierra, David Stephenson, Travis Tiddy, Martin Walch & Catherine Woo
Curators: Malcom Bywaters & Noel Frankham