Water usage has come into sharp focus for all Australians in the past decade through drought and subsequent water restrictions. Water once treated as an endless resource is now receiving the respect and focus it requires to be sustainable for the generations to come. Australian water management and law are contentious issues that are largely unresolved due to the structure of state and federal law and their jurisdictions. This is particularly obvious in the continuing argument over and mismanagement of the Murray Darling Basin which is resulting in the death of associated wildlife and communities that rely on its water for their existence.
David has been a practicing professional in Visual Art and Design for 20 years. He has been lecturing in Visual Communication at the University of South Australia since 2000 and is currently the Illustration Design Course coordinator. David maintains a variety of interests which interweave visually based disciplines and activities, including visual art and communication, illustration, exhibition, advertising, interactive media, animation, publishing and print production. His practice is underpinned by drawing, particularly observational drawing, utilising both traditional and digital mediums. Most recently David won the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival Poster Competition with his work ‘The Voice’.