Making Water Visible
Made collaboratively by artists Jasmine Targett and Debbie Symons
Radiant and Mirrored Perspex
Making Water Visible, maps Victoria’s largest natural water systems, including the network of rivers, lakes, dams, springs and its unseen ground water. This innovative research based artwork creates a multifaceted visual representation of the entirety of Melbourne’s water system for the very first time.
Hand crafted from luminescent perspex and mirror, the map shimmers and comes to life giving a sense that our water is a living organism that supports life within Melbourne; similar to the nervous system of the human body.
Research to create this map was collated by working with key facilitators from the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water and Geosciences Australia. The aim of this work is to give Melbourne’s water a sense of identity by making the water system visible.
Making Water Visible was created for The Catchments Project during an the first studio-based artist in residence program at Creative Spaces: Carlton Connect Studio at Lab14, where the artists utilize the unique research facilities which fostered innovative art-science research collaborations.
Other works created during The Catchments Project: