Artists explore water issues

“…the drought was at its worst; our dam was empty…we were watching so many fruit trees we had planted wither and die. The painting copped the brunt of these emotions” – Artist, Chris Nicholls, 2007.


Absence is Presence focuses on artists whose work reflects issues of water. This series explores how drought affects us on a subconscious level and how this might manifest in artists’ work. Drought means absence; of rain, of growth, of life. Sometimes absence has the biggest presence.