Veiled in Beauty

Being away from home can allow you to see it more clearly. Such was the case for Brisbane-based artist Judy Watson, in France's champagne district on a Mot & Chandon fellowship in 1995. That year the French had resumed nuclear testing in the Pacific, and Watson's psyche was shaken. She recalls a vivid dream from the time, "being on the edge of a beach watching the water with a group of friends, and then a water spout came out, and it was coming straight towards us so we scattered And there was a bailer shell and a conch that had...

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