PRP 2021 Lucy Culliton


The Painted River Project 2021

Celebrating water through arts, culture and science

BAMM, in collaboration with Western Sydney University, proudly presents the Painted River Project Moree.

The Painted River Project Moree began in 2021 as an event to bring together artists, writers, scientists, photographers and community members on the banks of the Mehi and Gwydir Rivers in Moree.

A group of over 25 visiting artists and scientists, including Lucy Culliton, Joe Furlonger, Rhett Brewer, Dr Leo Robba, Dr Ian Wright and more, joined with the local community to celebrate, share and capture on canvas the unique ecology and culture of the Mehi and Gwydir Rivers.

In 2021, the event ran in April as a weekend of site-specific "en plein air" art and science sessions. These were held at riverside locations highlighting Moree’s unique natural landscapes, innovation in agriculture, cultural significance, and water health.

In January 2022, BAMM hosted the exhibition Moree: Mehi After the Flood to share the resulting artworks. View the Exhibition and Project Catalogue here.


Join the Painted River Project Moree

More information here.

In 2021, this project was supported by Regional Arts NSW through their Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

Image by Sally Tsoutas for Western Sydney University.