John Reid: The Fishman of S.E. Australia, Deua River
According to the School of Art and Design, ANU, John Reid is a visual artist, graphic designer, curator, educator and pedagogic researcher. As a visual artist he works with the media of photography, collage and performance. The environment and human rights are the enduring themes of his artwork. He collaborates with scientists and environmental activists to visually and aesthetically communicate about ecologically significant landscapes. He has integrated a visual arts practice of more than 30 years into his role as a tertiary visual arts researcher and educator with a strong entrepreneurial emphasis in rural communities.
The Work of Art
Fishman of S.E Australia is a large photographic framed print. It was created in 1993 and depicts part of the River Deua. The photograph is one in a series taken under the Fishman project by John Reid. The image depicts the pattern made by the far river-bank on a smooth almost glasslike river surface.