Red mud: Art and the post-mining landscape.

Hine, Amelia, Kirsch, Philipp and Amizlev, Iris (2014) Red mud: Art and the post-mining landscape.. Artlink, 34 4: 35-39.

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Author Hine, Amelia
Kirsch, Philipp
Amizlev, Iris
Title Red mud: Art and the post-mining landscape.
Journal name Artlink
ISSN 0727-1239
Publication date 2014-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 4
Start page 35
End page 39
Total pages 5
Place of publication Fullarton, SA Australia
Publisher Artlink Australia
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Out in the humid regions of Central Queensland a new medium is being produced. A thick, red paste, derived from the earth and processed, is being baked in the sun and built up layer by layer to reinforce expansive dam walls. Over the course of time these walls will grow to become hills, and inadvertently emerge as a new, manufactured landmark dominating its local context. A vestige of the early 21st century, this form will embody a message for future generations, recounting the history of society; our soft drink cans and our window frames, our statues and our quantum clocks. It will remind us of the many hundreds of workers who journeyed weekly across the country in the name of industry. The mud is a neutralised and thickened bauxite residue, the place is Gladstone, and there are no artists.
Keyword Mined land rehabilitation
Landscape architecture
Earthworks
Land restoration
Restoration ecology
Land design
Mining environmental management
Life of mine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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