Saturday, October 24, 2009
Latest news from our Featured Artist, Marion Chapman in Australia
These emus are in a part of Australia known as The Barrier Ranges. This is not only an important Australian Landscape but because of the unique character of the Silverton Broken Hill region it is one of international significance.
The German renewable energy company Epuron wants the Barrier Ranges to be home to a 282 turbine wind farm, with a further 316 to be added later. The site is public land and leaseholders are reminded of the arrangement in any dealings with the government. Opposition to the wind farm has been ignored, like everywhere else, and locals remain distressed about the impact on the direction their community has taken which relies heavily on tourism.
In the next few days we will have a link to a new page on the artistsagainstwindfarms website, with more photographs that Marion has sent us, and information about the special importance of this region from an artistic viewpoint.