Natives and Immigrants

MEDIUM:  Graphite, oil pastel, gouache, polyurethane varnish on aged wooden floor-boards from a Ballarat property.     
SIZE: 200 x 80 cm
PRICE: Sold  

Where did the Wallabies go?

In 2009, when I first arrived in Ballarat, I watched Bush Wallabies grazing on the islands near The Fairyland along the shore of Lake Wendouree.

With the re-flooding of the lake in 2010 (for human recreation) the Wallabies disappeared from the lake.

Yet this recent re-flooding has bought new immigrants – exotic diving birds – like the Great Crested Grebe and Musk Duck.

Continual cycles of migration according to the seasonal conditions, birds and humans alike over the eons.

Wallaby on Lake Wendouree - before the re-flooding
Wallaby on Lake Wendouree – before the re-flooding.
Photograph taken by Ed Dunan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s