Sensuous and fluid yet powerful, raging and unforgiving – from Styx to bottled water, from great lake to babbling brook, from poetic vessel to trade route, water exists in a myriad of states and is characterised by its many forms and expressions, its imaginative potential and raw impact upon life on earth.
From pirates, maritime tales and water-matopeia through to philosophical musings, mysterious suburban pool scenes and post-colonial artworks depicting post-climate change futures, this issue pays tribute to the most abundant substance on earth.
Splish splash by Jesse Newman
From Queg by D.S. Long
Objects as water in our world of theatre making by Ashley Holwell with Katy Maudlin & Laurel Devenie
Time trickles like water through our negligent hands by Lisa Bryan-Brown
The continents by Lydia Chai
Son net by Gary Langford
International waters by Nick Sargent
Elaine Carlisle, Apartment C, 12 July 1994 by Fitts & Holderness
Clepsydra by Dale Fincham
Museum of Water by Rozzy Middleton
We live quietly by Christine McFetridge
Architecture in a city of taps by Marika Neustupny
Water and the common good by Joseph Cederwall
Liquid information by Worthy Water Team
The Freeranger of the issue is Sultan Iltutmish and the Cheap ‘n’ Choice Award goes to the WaterWheel!