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Liquid Empire 2006
Ink on archival paper mounted on aluminium
100 x 100 x 0.2 cm
is the focus of Tom Mùllers Liquid Empires. Mùllers
focuses on the countrys ongoing concern for the depletion
of its natural water supply by presenting a stylised map of the
Australian river systems. As he explains, like a waterfall
spilling for the last time, the Australian water situation is
critical. Water authorities are also capitalising, the Empire
is growing in power as the dependence on water increases.
Pauline Williams, Cartographies Catalogue Essay,
John Curtin Gallery, October 2006.