The Last Supper is a sculptural installation by Ken & Julia Yonetani, commissioned by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre and developed during a two month residency at the Gallery from January 2014. The work addresses themes of food production, concerns arising from the level of salinity in Australia and related environmental impacts.
Salinity has posed a major problem for civilisations throughout history, from ancient Mesopotamia over four thousand years ago to present-day Australia. Along the Murray Darling basin, known as Australia’s ‘food bowl’ because it produces up to ninety per cent of Australia’s fresh food, 550,000 tonnes of salt is pumped out of the ground every year to try and stem the increasing rise of highly saline groundwater.
The Last Supper, a solo exhibition.
13 February to 29 March 2015
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Deerubbin Centre, First Floor
300 George Street
Windsor NSW 2756