Jane Schollum 'Rockstar Economy'

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Thinking of Place ll 'Rockstar Economy' Silkscreen, hand coloured, Artist Jane Schollum. InkMasters Exhibition and Print Exchange. Presented in partnership with InkMasters, Cairns. It turns out that the worries (and occasional drama) I had as a child living on farms, where I would return in the future to find suburbs appearing in the place of open land wasn’t totally misplaced. Rapid intensification of farming in Canterbury, primarily via conversion, has changed the landscape in a relatively short time. Flying over Canterbury reveals the creep (or what feels like stampede) of irrigation circles. Large diary companies have been enjoying high returns, while degradation of waterways and aquifers and loss of biodiversity have been the result. Shocking animal welfare/ethics have received increased exposure to a hopefully less tolerant population