Running Waters May 2018

This year we were a smaller group, as unfortunately my two cousins, Kate and Sally had to be taken back to town due to ill health but those remaining were intensely engaged with this beautiful place and all its treasures; the claypan, the overhangs and of course the Finke River. Even in this very dry year Running Waters still yielded its typically generous feast of refections, rugged cliffs, rock formations and an amazing palette of colours. Our camping experience was much enhanced by the presence of Anna, our wonderful new helper. Much to her delight we were serenaded by dingoes most nights.  We had with us two Swedish artists, Ase and Carina.  Having spent most of their time in Australia on the coast they were delighted by the difference of this terrain. We were also joined by Deslee and Helen from Sth Coast NSW and Julie an Alice Springs resident. The work produced on camp was a wonderful refection of this special special part of the world.  Please see for yourself but first read this evocative poem by Deslee Hancock on the flight home.

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Flying Above Her

Only just up and the show begins

watercolour swirl

recognisable symbol shapes


gradually she appears

that still

wide form

lain bare

vessels pulsing

veiled as the craft rises

dye fading


then dense

glimpsed again

then gone

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