Shepparton Art Museum

Curated by 
Dr Rebecca Coates

                                                             watch Turbulence video here

                                                    see Domus Sub/Merge photographs here

Freshwater , part of the Climarte's Art+Climate = Change 2017 festival, considered how water and natural waterways reflect cultural, political, ecological and economic realities. 

Hazewinkel contributed a sixteen panel photographic work titled Domus sub/merge 2006-2009 and a seven minute single channel projection with sound titled Turbulence 2007 alongside  works by over twenty contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives, alongside historic works drawn from the Shepparton Art Museum’s permanent Collection. Freshwater drew to attention how water plays a central role in forming and sustaining identity and in shaping our relationships with where and how we live by confronting issues ranging from ecological concerns about rising salinity, healthy ecologies, refuse and waste, to the inevitable contest around sustainable balances between conservation concerns and agricultural needs. The exhibition highlighted the ways in which rivers, lakes and other waterways have cultural and historical significance as well and the roles that  bodies of water play in sustaining work and life. The political implications of waterways was also a concern of the exhibition, how their fluid nature comes to  delineate territories and boundaries and how throughout history they have been a staging site for political activism and other socially important events.