ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert

I bring water from a distant spring
Limited edition digital print

LIVING WATER: in search of equilibrium

exploring our interconnected relationship with water

12 FEB - 26 MAR 2022



Sat 19 Feb 2022, 10.30 for 11am

Official Opening by Cr Virginia West
Artist talks by Karen Stone and Annique Goldenberg



5540 5050 |




The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

Entry requirements via Check-in Qld QR Code and proof of vaccination


Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm. Closed public holidays

Through observations of our human impact on water, Annique Goldenberg’s art practice is immersed in a discovery of how the visual arts can express the nature of our interconnected relationship with this precious element.

Following a few key moments in her practice, the exhibition examines the hidden presence and transformative properties of water, as revealed through a co-creative process of artmaking. Water, in its various forms, is both the central material and a metaphor which allows us to question: why should we care about our relationship with our living world?

LIVING WATER: Arctic Integration ‘Kent’ Digital print

The exhibition takes us on a journey to the glaciers of the High Arctic, where the intimacy of the artist books in the series Touching Ice, contrast with the expansive vista of the largescale digital print LIVING WATER: Arctic Integrations. Moving past the microscopic and ever-changing world of melted ice, revealed in prints and drawings from the LIVING WATER: the ice shivered series, we pause by a cabinet containing an emerging collection of fragile plaster vessels and found objects, from the growing Repository of Lost Ice.

Finally, we arrive in the wetland environment of the Tukean swamp in Speaking with the River, experiencing sugarcane, cow dung and swamp water handmade paper, the watermarked suspended sheets seemingly afloat in a projection of Duck Creek.

Central to Annique’s process is that the works are created slowly over time, allowing chance and random events to add to the layers of materiality and meaning, in a practice combining photography, digital, drawing, found objects, sculpture, papermaking, and video.

Also on show is Home is where one starts from exhibition by Karen Stone.   



Annique has lived near water all her life; as a child learning to sail on the coastal waters of England, and as an adult spending 10 years living on yachts sailing various oceans with her husband and children. She currently lives and works next to the Pacific Ocean on Bundjalung Country in northern NSW.
This lifelong bond with water and the variety of life experiences that have accompanied it are central to her art practice. A pivotal art residency in the High Arctic in 2017 has been the foundation for Annique’s current research for a Doctor of Visual Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Meanjin, Brisbane, where she is exploring how the visual arts can communicate the interconnected nature of our relationship with water in ways that might facilitate connection and care.