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a blue stone in the dirt
October 23, 2017 Blog, October

The art of visit[ing] Broken Hill

You might think why should I visit Broken Hill, what is there to see and do?

Broken Hill, or as it is colloquially known as the Silver City with glimpses of silver, steel, rock and plenty of red earth. To some a wide-open canvas to play with, for others a place of endless historic investigative trails, for many a place to breathe.

Visitors I speak to say, “Broken Hill is one of those places where it is up to you what you make of it”.

Let me take you on a journey of my personal experience of Broken Hill as a destination of art and interaction.

The landscape invites you to strip away protective layers that blind you to see with clarity.

I have used the Broken Hill landscape, colours and light as a backdrop to create images of a selection of ceramic pieces and drawings. Locations around the Mundi Mundi lookout and further down towards the Umberumberka reservoir served this purpose beautifully.

A must see, is an amazing riverbed that has cut deep into the earth with stark walls of bright red dirt. It blows me away every time I see it.

A reflective journey

Interacting with this type of landscape is a reflective, powerful experience. My interpretation, in art, of the experience honours the heritage of the area.

drawing stones light shadow

Drawing Stones light shadow

ceramic pot and red dirt

Ceramic pot and red dirt

three ceramic pots on a journey

Three ceramic pots on a journey

I encourage you to come to Broken Hill for similar experiences, to make your own connections and create your experiences.

And to experience Broken Hill in this way, creates experiences that dip deep into the soul. If the colour and texture of Broken Hill were a palette, our soul is the canvas on which a vivid imprint is left.

Join us in Broken Hill

Contact us at the Lodge Outback Motel to discuss your travel arrangements for a Broken Hill art experience.