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PRESS RELEASE

An art and ecology landscape based exhibition
Winter Landscape is being staged at the Palmer Project, Greg John’s property in the Adelaide Hills as part of the Murray Darling Palimpsest, a unique visual arts event engaging issues of ecological and social sustainability throughout the Murray Darling Basin.

The Murray Darling Palimpsest involves nearly 100 artists working with fourteen host organisations in four states and the A.C.T. tackling one of Australia’s most pressing environmental issues, the future of the Basin. It has evolved out of the Mildura Palimpsest, an art and environment event and the successor to the Mildura Sculpture Triennials of the 1970s and 80s.

The works and ideas come together through a web site, a three day symposium hosted by La Trobe University in Mildura, 1-3 September and a comprehensive book planned for 2007.

Winter Landscape features South Australian artists who have been addressing questions of ecology, spirit, and belonging to place for some time

Nici Cumpston, Steve Davidson, Antony Hamilton, Greg Johns, David Kerr, Gavin Malone, Deb Sleeman, Evette Sunset.

Official Opening Sunday, 13th August, 1.30 pm
Opening Speaker, David Kerr

Winter is an unusual time for an outdoor landscape exhibition, it may be wet, cold and windy, and the Palmer terrain is hilly with no vehicle access. Winter is also a time of renewal for earth, body and soul, a time to experience landscape. This complements the summer landscape experience of the Palmer Sculpture Biennial

Opening Dates:
Noon – 4.00 pm
Saturday 12, 19 August.
Sunday 6, 13, 20 August.

Contacts
Palmer Project Winter Landscape
Greg Johns 08 8278 32 73, 0438 807 860
Gavin Malone 08 8272 9458, 0424 934 267
Murray Darling Palimpsest
Ian Hamilton, Project Manager, 08 8331 8136

How to Get There
Greg John’s property at Palmer is 70km from Adelaide through Adelaide Hills. Take South Eastern Freeway and take the Hahndorf turnoff, then left at first roundabout to Verdun, through Balhannah, Oakbank, Woodside, Mt Torrens, Tungkillo to Palmer. Take Cookes Hill Road, (opposite the Palmer Hotel) to Greg’s property which is approx. 3.5 km north on right hand, or eastern side of road, diagonally opposite a stone water tank / windmill..

The property is hilly, walking access only, be prepared.

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