Curtin Springs, May 2016
A collaborative creative adventure with the paper makers at Curtin Springs Station and our first ever accommodated Creative ‘Camp’ was a huge success on all counts. The process of making paper from the ground up: from cutting the native grass right through to working creatively with the paper we made, was fascinating in itself but so too was the insight into station life provided by the generous family at Curtin Springs. We were very lucky to be able to see close up some of the natural treasures on their vast property, The Half Way Tree, Beefwood Dam, Mt Conner and some of the amazing salt lakes in the Amadeus chain. We were privileged to hear the history of Curtin Springs and the the Severin family from the family itself. They are such a busy bunch and they kept us very busy too! Most of my photos taken inside the paper mill show a literal blur of activity, but mainly because the photographic conditions in the Old Abattoir (the paper mill) were not ideal lightwise. Consequently there are no really great shots of the process or participants, sorry folks! To see clearer photos of the paper making process best go to my Blog from November last year when it was a bit brighter inside the Old Abattoir. However I did get some great shots of this recent creative adventure; the inspiring environment and some less glamorous pics of us novice paper makers and our attempts to translate this beautiful landscape into paper made directly from the land itself… Amazing stuff!