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THIRST on Lady Bird Lake
acknowledges the devastating impact of extreme weather patterns in Austin.
September 29 - December 17, 2013


Check out Thirstart.org for all current information, #thirstart.  THIRST will be on view through Dec. 17. We hope to illuminate the community wide discussion about water conservation in Texas!

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This temporary art installation will be on view publicly for three months. Women & Their Work invited visual artist, Beili Liu, (as lead artist), Emily Little and Norma Yancey (architecture), and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architecture) to collaborate and the project, THIRST, was created. This large scale, site specific installation is located on Lady Bird Lake. THIRST memorializes the loss of the over 300 million trees that died in recent Texas droughts. THIRST acknowledges the devastating impact that changes in weather patterns have had on Austin and also sounds a call to action for conservation and sustainability. Aldo Leopold, an early American environmentalis, said we must learn to “think like a mountain” when considering the balance of an ecosystem. THIRST seeks to help us learn to think like a drought. Please note, no City of Austin money was used to fund this project. 

Women & Their Work has been awarded a $50,000 Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. By enabling cultural organizations to support fearless innovation and cross- disciplinary collaboration by diverse artists, the grant program advances the values promoted by artist and activist, Robert Rauschenberg during his lifetime and career.
 
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation initially invited 80 arts organizations from across the country to apply for the Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant. Distinguished leaders in the field nominated organizations. After a competitive application process, the Foundation selected nine organizations for grant support. Women & Their Work was the only organization in Texas to be chosen for this award.

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THIRST on Lady Bird Lake
THIRST on Lady Bird Lake

THIRST on Lady Bird Lake
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THIRST Proposal
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Related website: thirstart.org