Waterlines was a 2016 Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) project which invited branch members to examine the concept of waterlines. Waterlines aimed to reveal the woven threads of communities new and old, across Tasmania and across Australia. The resulting works reflected the nature of water, retracing its path and revealing the interconnected and infiltrating nature of water at both the seen level above and the unseen level below. (www.tasregionalarts.org.au/waterlines.html)
Burnie Arts Council Inc's involvement with Waterlines was a project by Janine Morris and Pam Thorne called 92% water.
“We are our own story. We address the human body as a body of water – awash with emotions, stories and memories. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Plasma, the fluid connective tissue in blood, is 92% water.”
Utilising paper, together with thread, Burnie Arts Council Inc have created a figurative sculpture, representing the heart of Burnie - the beat that carries connected messages through every individual, family, business and industry.
Materials used included paper from the old Burnie Paper Mill, aluminium, armature, cotton thread, paste and glue.
The sculpture was exhibited at the Waterlines exhibition which opened at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on the 21st of October 2016.
In addition, they ran a community project during the 2016 Burnie Shines. For 5 days, Janine and Pam worked with the public in the Plaza Arcade in Burnie to create a sculpture using paper, thread and tape.