9 – 23 August, 2019, Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA
A solo exhibition of works that Sue Helmot produced during a residency with the Gascoyne Food Council in 2019.
“Living in an arid landscape where it rarely rains you learn to respect our precious water resource and the people who dedicate their lives to converting it into beautiful fresh food.
With a bag full of paints I set off on field trips to plantations, pastoral stations and fishing harbours in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia to record my impressions of this compelling story.” – Sue Helmot
A solo exhibition featuring works that Sue Helmot produced during a residency with the Gascoyne Food Council in 2018.
“Inland Gascoyne is where, as a result of rare rainfall events, water is shed and begins to flow through the catchment of the Gascoyne River. This rainfall transforms the rangelands that are grazed by livestock. When it reaches Carnarvon it replenishes the aquifers where it is converted into fruit and vegetables on the Gascoyne Delta. The river then discharges into Shark Bay triggering the spawning of a variety of seafood. Each painting in this body of work represents an aspect of this story.” – Sue Helmot