lake george happenings

Lake Geoge, near Canberra has been getting a lot of attention lately, and as I’ve written about the lake here before I thought it might be a good way to bet back to blogging after I’ve left it dormant for a while (apologies to my regular readers – you know who you are!). What has to be the best public art I’ve seen in a long time appeared on the lake recently and has been drawing a lot of attention from passing motorists. Four life-size and realistic sculptured zebras graze the lake bed in front of one of the rest stops. They were installed by artists, Alan and Julie Aston.

It’s a bit old news now, but earlier in the year Weereewa-A Festival of Lake George, was held on and around the lake and in the nearby town of Bungendore. I was involved in a couple of events. Megalo Print Studio and Gallery mounted an exhibition of hand printed tea towels titled “windwash”. I screenprinted a couple of designs which contributed to the installation of work from many members which stretched some 200 meters out onto the dry lakebed.

Finally, another festival event was a “works on paper” exhibition and prize. After spending some time exploring the lakebed one afternoon, and collecting materials I made a drawing using powdered bone and sediment from the lake on black paper, which won me a joint first prize!

“Lake George”, Peter McLean, powdered bone, lake sediment and acacia gum on paper

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One Response to “lake george happenings”

  1. Megan Says:

    Dear Peter

    I heard on the radio this morning that the zebras got vandalised. It must be very depressing to be the artist, to make something lovely (for want of a better arty word) for everyone to enjoy, and have some idiot (no lack of other descriptive words) ruin it for everyone.

    Really like your prize-winning drawing.

    Megan

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