The Big Wet: Art, Science and History collaborate in Desert Channels Country
To celebrate the launch of the CSIRO book, "Desert Channels. The Impulse to Conserve" Mike Smith chaired a forum at the National Museum of Australia on 22 October 2010. The panel was comprised of one of Australia's best known artists, Mandy Martin, together with historian Libby Robin, zoologist Chris Dickman and Guy Fitzhardinge, deputy chair of Desert Channels Queensland. They explored the impulse to protect the country where Australia’s desert rivers rise. At a time when Lake Eyre is filling fast, and biodiversity is booming, they discussed conservation partnerships in Desert Channels Country and displayed new art and writing about the region.