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Artist Name:
Julie Purdie
The Long Bridge in flood
About the artwork:

The presence of floodwaters makes the topography of a landscape vividly apparent. Maitland has always been associated with flooding and this has shaped the appearance of the landscape. Here a depiction of the Long Bridge was overlayed with a flood map of the area along with a graph of the annual flood peak heights since 1820. The flood map shows the extent of the floodwaters as the Long Bridge control is about to be overtopped.

(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)

60 x 90 cm



About the artist:

I am a painter and photographer living and working in the Hunter Valley. I am also a practising clinical optometrist and I enjoy using my knowledge of vision science to inform my creative process.

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