TAKE US INSTEAD (detail: Clinton Williams bottle)


TAKE US INSTEAD is a photographic slide show exhibited in the Williams River Artists' Project at Muswellbrook Regional Gallery in October-November 2009, and in Cry Me a River at the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney in October 2010.


TAKE US INSTEAD is photographic documentation of 100 items from the No Williams River Collection. The collection is being made as an offering to the Hunter Water Authority and NSW Government as an alternative to the collection of Williams River water to make the Tillegra Dam. Being mainly collected from ebay, the No Williams River Collection is composed of increasing numbers of interesting and hardy objects of trade. Because they are far less vulnerable and rare than healthy rivers, and available at a much cheaper price, it is hoped that the Water Authority and Government will take this collection instead, and leave the water in the river.