6 December, 2019 13:56
goma

Urban Utilities is looking forward to the world’s most precious resource taking centre stage at the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) summer exhibition “Water” which opens on Saturday, December 7.

The exhibition showcases the significant role water plays in the community and aims to spark conversations about the environmental and societal challenges faced today.

Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said with South East Queensland in drought, the launch of the exhibition couldn’t be better timed.

“We hope the exhibition inspires visitors to think about how they use water in their life and consider current environmental issues like drought,” she said.

“With the combined level of the drinking water dams in the South East continuing to fall, it’s another way we can remind the community to conserve water in any way they can.

“November 2019 was the fourth driest November ever for Queensland and with summer now upon us, there are many simple things people can do around their homes and gardens to save water.”

Urban Utilities will have water saving tips dotted throughout the museum, including in the bathrooms, and its Bathroom Beats campaign will feature in GOMA’s Up Late program.

“All of the artworks featured in “Water” make connections to the precious resource and we’re proud to be supporting it,” said Ms Cull.

“Our message to everyone is simple; everyone and every drop counts.”

For all of the details on the exhibition, head to qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/water

For water saving tips for your home and garden, head to www.urbanutilities.com.au/watersustainability

Image: Olafur Eliasson / Riverbed 2014 (installation view) / Courtesy: The artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles


About Queensland Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.4 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $2.76 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,384 square kilometres and we employ around 1,100 people.