River Touching 2021

A creative art workshop in the inter-tidal zone of North Creek, Richmond River, Ballina NSW

Part of NRCG Ballina's citizen science initiative accompanying the Speaking with the River exhibition.

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Join artist Annique Goldenberg in a creative workshop about touch and the river: participants will enter the river’s habitat to explore, discover and create using our hands and the materials we find.

Touch has many subtle shades of meaning, all involving an intimacy of experience whether it be emotional or physical. So often, when we pass by a river we see, we hear, we smell, but rarely do we stop to touch.

 

Participants of this workshop will be invited to enter the river’s habitat to explore, discover and create using just our hands and the materials we find. We will walk lightly on the riverbank; drawing, sculpting, and placing; in conversation with each other and the river. As we work, the tide will slowly rise, gently approaching and then erasing our marks, drawing our trace back into the eternal cycle of river and tide, connecting us through our actions.

In the act of touching be prepared to get wet and muddy, to laugh, squirm, connect and wonder as we are seduced by this quiet and powerful world.