Adelaide, South Australia, Australia born 1963
Mulyawongk, Whroo - Rushworth State Forest
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: photographs, chromogenic photograph, colour pencil, stabillo crayon Support: Hahnemuller cotton rag paper
Place Published: Adelaide
Cumpston became known in the mid 2000s for her large-scale handcoloured landscapes of the Murray-Darling river system. A Barkindji woman whose Country around the lower Darling had experienced significant decline through the effects of drought, poor water management and overuse, Cumpston's beautifully rendered landscapes seek to draw attention to the decline of the area's delicately balanced ecosystems. By focusing on sites and markers of Indigenous significance, Cumpston also brings together Indigenous knowledge and environmental consciousness.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra