May 31, 2011

Land Arts and Riverland Biosphere in Australia

Environment Studio Artist Exchange University of New Mexico / ANU
Riverland Biosphere SA
Calperum Station 16 – 26 June 2011
This one-off Environment Studio Special Event is being offered as part of an exchange with the Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico, USA. Five UNM artists led by Prof. Bill Gilbert, founder of the interdisciplinary, field-based studio program, Land Arts of the American West (See: and ), will undertake fieldwork in the Riverland Biosphere, SA, for a planned international exhibition on desert landscapes. There are five places available on this 11-day field trip for School of Art staff and postgraduates who may wish to undertake field research in the semi-arid mallee country in the Riverland Biosphere, Calperum Station, nr Renmark, South Australia.
The Field Trip is a collaboration between the ANU/UNM and will operate in partnership
with the Australian Landscape Trust. See:
This Field Trip is dependent on an application for funding, the outcome of which will not be known until mid-May.
Registration: Email by 4.00pm, Friday 6th May, to express interest. Please use email subject heading: ‘Riverland Biosphere’. Depending on response, a meeting may be held during the week 9-13 May. Subject to funding, registrations will be confirmed on Monday 16 May.

May / June 2011

Field Co-ordinators Heike Qualitz, Amanda Stuart, Amelia Zaraftis

T 02 6125 2197 M 0416 249 090 E

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