Catherine Higham, Lupins and Calola, Oil on board
Whether it be GM canola, coal, fracking or logging old growth forests, art reflects the culture around it, or does it? In 2014 it is more than appropriate that art reflect the discord many regional people experience in relation to the rate of change of their physical environment.
In regional WA there is no separation, proximity gives a distinct set of codes and values, regardless of one’s opinion.
Anti GM canola protest photos courtesy of Catherine Higham. Cathrine brings to her art practice her experience as a farmer, providing a facinating insight into some of the most important issues facing producers and consumers in contemporary Western Australia.