Williams River Valley Artists’ Project (WRVAP)

Instruments of Democracy | 2015


This collaborative performance bears witness to spreading community reaction to threats by new forms of coal and gas mining to health, community, livelihood and environment. The project invites audience participation including daily interactions at performance times (10–10.05 am & 2–2.05 pm) and also from 12 noon–1 pm and 3–4 pm with artists Suzanne Bartos and Toni Warburton. Meeting pool with Suzanne Bartos: puppets for younger kids—endangered animals meet to work out what to do. Agit Pots H2O: help Toni Warburton stamp and paint clay cups with patterns of animals, birds, plants and water for Leard State Forest and Maules Creek. WRVAP artists are Suzanne Bartos, Neil Berecry-Brown, Sue Callanan, Juliet Fowler Smith, Noelene Lucas, Margaret Roberts, Toni Warburton and David Watson.