2006 Shepparton Field Study


2006 Shepparton Field Study Visual artist, Timo Nest, surveys the Goulburn Broken catchment for inspiration as part of the 2006 ANU School of Art Field Studies program based in the Greater Shepparton region. The Study was undertaken in partnership with the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Authority with newly formed RiverConnect

Field Study Poster (Download pdf)

Bill O’Kane, CEO, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), in 2006, facilitated an informative relationship between the Authority and the 2006 Shepparton Field Study. Several GBCMA scientists helped Field Study artists understand/interpret what they were looking at in the field.

Lisa McKenzie, providing public relation services to the GBCMA in 2006, made a major contribution courtesy of the GBCMA to the success of the 2006 Field Study.

John Reid (right), Field Study convenor, is interviewed by ABC Local Radio presenter, as pre-publicity for the 2006 Shepparton Field Study


Poster: Introductory Field Study Exhibition. The 2006 Shepparton Field Study was introduced to the Shepparton and Mooroopna communities through a major Field Study survey exhibition, Field Studies Selected Works 200 – 2005, as part of the 2006 SheppARTon Festival

Shepp Exhib Feb 06 Poster pdf

Invitation: Introductory Field Study Exhibition

Shepp Exhib Feb 06 Invite pdf


Field Studies Selected Works 2000 – 2005 The exhibition was distributed over three venues: SPC Ardmona Factory Sales, Mooroopna; Greater Shepparton Council Officers, Shepparton; and Galways Restaurant, Shepparton.

Artists AG Stokes (left), Contextual Villains (centre) and Mark Sullivan (right) at SPC Ardmona Factory Sales, Mooroopna

Artist Antonia Aitkin, at Galways Restaurant, Shepparton

Artists Marzena Wasikowska (left and right) and Bridget Nicholson (centre) at Greater Shepparton Council Officers, Shepparton


2006 Shepparton Field Study Field Trips. Three field trips, interspersed with studio development, took place during the course of the Study. Field Trip 1 consisted of group orientation and expert briefings in the field location.

Field Study base camp Cemetery Bend, Goulburn River

Field Study base camp Cemetery Bend, Goulburn River

Goulburn River briefing Organised by Keith Ward, River Ecologist, GBCMA

Goulburn River briefing with Keith Ward (right), GBCMA

Landscape briefing with Neville Atkinson, Indigenous Officer, GBCMA

Wangara Basin Fieldwork with Ella Anselmi, Yorta Yorta Nation

Bangerang Keeping Place Visit Irene Thomas, Marlene Atkinson, Jane Atkinson, Bangerang hosts

Aerial survey Shepparton Airport


Landholder message Highway between Shepparton and Benalla, 2006


Shepp. The Earth An Address about Water The 2006 Shepparton Field Study culminated with and exhibition of visual art at the Shepparton Art Gallery  from 20 October – 19 November, 2006

2006 Shepparton Field Study exhibition catalogue Cover

Shepp. The Earth An Address about Water Catalogue pdf


Documentation photographs Shepp. The Earth. An Address about Water Shepparton Art Gallery 20 October – 19 November 2006


MDB Palimsest 2007 Artwork from the 2006 Shepparton Field study was exhibited in the Murray Darling Basin Palimsest Canberra exhibition at the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery in 2007.

Murray Darling Basin Palimsest Canberra exhibition, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, 2007










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