This perfectly Australian photograph is exactly what 2014 looks like from where I stand ... and it's not just a photo I love, but it re-emerged coincidentally the same day I got my ticket to a show at another place where water meets concrete.
Curated by Annabelle Collett who lives in the Murray estuary, (that's Annabelle introducing Greg Mackie, above) it's called WATERFRONT - where water meets land. It's a collection of diverse beautiful to beautifully nuts work from 26 gun artists, including the likes of George Popperwell, Megan O'Hara, Tony Kearney, Richard Morecroft, Antonia Chaffey, Ian de Gruchy and Timothy John.
It hangs til 23rd February at Signal Point, at the Murray River Port of Goolwa. As I locate good images of the works, I shall put them here in place of my snaps. But these'll help you get the drift, Mon.
Annabelle and Sandy Mulchay; moonrise, Point Sturt
Alison Mitchell, Robert "Alfie" Hannaford, and John and Heather Neylon, at the opening of Alfie's exhibition at Signal Point last year.
Nick Ryan left, Zar Brooks, right, with Big Mama, in the judges' private annexe at the inaugural Currency Creek Wine Show at Signal Point. I have never judged in better company. The lass suckling is a creation of Patricia Piccinini.
Sandy Mulchay sitting in the remnants of her Red Chairs installation near Clayton; Annabelle welcoming the guests at her new show below ... photos Philip White
The Goolwa Cockle Beach near Cafe Bombora ... the boofheads never bother to tell you that's it wet and the next landfall is Antarctica and it's White Pointers all the way ... not to take my name too lightly ... it's part of the edge of this country, for Chrissake! Why don't they wall it to save us?
Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island ... no signs required
Some of the crowd at the opening ... photos Philip White
Emu Bay Kangaroo Island
Taking the Waters - 24 stream and lake water samples in Sheffield water bottles with photographs and string, Annabelle Collett (centre), 2013 ($44 each)