Joanne Southorn

This work is inspired by—and named after—the walking track at Willandra National Park which meanders along the wetlands of Willandra Creek. Thick black box woodland, with an understorey of many flowering plants, make this a cool and protected environment. An amazing array of birds can be seen, making this park a birdwatcher’s paradise. I undertook a number of artist residencies at this park, including with Aboriginal people, and did indeed walk along together with them, seeing and learning about the many signs of thousands of years of habitation.

Plant-printed paper, silk and rag paper, relief print, ink drawing