This work is directly related to the impact humans have had on this waterway since settlement. The ancient flood plain was a delicately balanced eco system which has had the balance shift significantly in recent history, to the extent that there have been mass fish kills, severe loss of habitat and a massive reduction of water flow downstream. The water being held on Cubbie Station stands in stark contrast to the areas below Cubbie, where water flow has been diverted away, stopped completely, or reduced to a trickle.
Rigg is a Chinchilla based artist working primarily in works on paper or in timber. Rigg attended Newcastle art school in the 1980s and has recently made a return to his arts practise.