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Streetart – Fintan Magee, Paola Delfin, Beastman

Fintan Magee @Barraba, Australia

Fintan Magee @Barraba, Australia

The Diviner
Barraba, Australia: new mural by Australian artist Fintan Magee for Barraba Silo Art.

Credits photo: Mcilwraith Family Travels.

In 2019, drought has continued to grip NSW, Australia. With over %90 of the state in drought Some areas have recorded the lowest January rainfall totals in 100 years, while for many it was the driest in two decades. The extreme heat continues as most of the state recorded the hottest January average in History.

Farm water supplies remain critically low for many areas in western and southern NSW, much of which is experiencing “intense drought”.
Although the causes of drought are complex analyses have found an increased likelihood of rainfall deficits related to human caused climate change. There is also some evidence to suggest that widespread and prolonged droughts, like the Millennium Drought, are worse than other droughts in recent centuries, and may have been exacerbated by climate change.

This mural depicts a local water diviner searching for ground water, using a y-shaped twig or rod or two L-shaped ones. Diviners study the landscape of a farm and walk over areas where they suspect the water may be located, ground minerals and magnetic forces force the sticks to cross or be pushed downwards when water is located. Despite many studies claiming the technique is pseudo-science, Diviners continue to be used throughout Australia as a way of finding ground water.
This work was created in regional NSW as a way of bringing tourism into Barraba and stimulating the local economy during the drought. Massive thanks to the Barraba public art committee and the TTTT (tackling tough times together) grant.

USEFUL LINKS:
Fintan Magee in this blog | Website | Wikipedia | Flickr | Instagram | Facebook fan page

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Paola Delfin @Ostend, Belgium

Paola Delfin @Ostend, Belgium

Ostend, Belgium: new mural by Mexican artist Paola Delfin for The Crystal Ship.
Location: Guldensporenlaan 2.

Credits photo: Ferdinand.

USEFUL LINKS:
Paola Delfin in this blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook fan page

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Beastman @Sydney, Australia

Beastman @Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia: new mural by Australian artist Beastman for Diversity Innovation Success.

Credits photo: Ferdinand.

USEFUL LINKS:
Beastman in this blog | Instagram | Facebook fan page

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