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Annamaria Weldon, Sharing the Edge, 2009-2012,
Limited edition art book, 15cm x 42cm;
12 x digital photographs, 30cm X 46cm
Shoreline texture series - algae (2011)
Shoreline texture series - sandscript (2012)
Limbs, light and lichen (2010)
Nest series Lake Clifton West (2011)
Observation jetty and immersed thrombolites (2010)
NW horizon from the observation jetty at Lake Clifton (2009)
Thrombolite reflections (2010)
Shoreline texture series - clawprints (2009)
Shoreline texture series -waterline (2012)
Waterstone poem (2009)
Bird on the thrombolites (2009)
Dawn waders at the lake (2010)
Award-winning nature essayist and poet Annamaria Weldon began writing for publication in 1978. The former journalist and editor is author of two collections, Ropes of Sand (Associated Press Malta, 1983) and The Roof Milkers (Sunline Press 2008), her work has been recorded on CDs, broadcast on Radio National and published in literary journals. A Stretch Festival artist (2010, 2012), seasoned performer and community arts educator, Weldon is completing a landscape memoir about Lake Clifton and her Adaptation residency. She hopes to include her photographs of Yalgorup wetlands, previously published and exhibited by Artsource, Museums WA, New Science Library U.W.A.
In poetry, prose and photographs, Sharing the Edge describes my relationship to the thrombolites and Lake Clifton. For three years I have known its shores at all seasons and different times of day or night, an immersion in landscape which transformed my creative writing and work in community.
As an Adaptation Resident, I met SymbioticA artists and scientists and was introduced to Mandurah residents who generously shared environmental insights, specialist knowledge and traditional stories of Bindjareb Nyungar culture. This opportunity for creative intimacy with Yalgorup’s wetlands aroused a long-desired sense of place and homecoming, becoming the catalyst for nature-writing workshops and collaborative art projects, and the subject of prose and poetry which has been published nationally and internationally.
Sharing the Edge uses excerpts from my manuscript in progress, a landscape memoir, which includes After Devotion (shortlisted, Porter Poetry Prize 2012,) Threshold Country (awarded Nature Conservancy Australia’s Essay Prize 2011), The Memory of Earth (winner, Tom Collins Poetry Prize), Bush Journal (audio-visual installation with artist Carolyn Marks for INQB8.exhibition), and Sharing the Edge (Adaptation R&D with naturalist Laurie Smith).