Inhabit, two shapes each 2 x 3 m., in 12oz unprimed canvas and the found architecture of gallery 1 of Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Photo Juliet Fowler Smith

Inhabit is part of Riparian Rites, an exhibition of work by Suzanne Bartos, Neil Berecry Brown, Ruby Davies, Noelene Lucas, Margaret Roberts, Toni Warburton, David Watson and Juliet Fowler Smith to celebrate the government decision to reverse plans to build the Tillegra Dam.

Opening 17 September 2011; Open 26 August-16 October, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland NSW

Inhabit is the shape of the space under the gallery arches at MRAG, reproduced as soft filled-in shapes that collapse on the ground. It is made in canvas as an inhabitable drawing to help think about the relationships between the imagined spaces that artworks create and the literal space their material forms share with us. The orientation is also changed to show how different horizontal space (e.g. of rivers, and the fish, worms, animals and birds etc that live with them) is to the vertical space that we humans occupy (at least when awake).