Little big rock

Charcoal on cement fibreboard, brass plate

Dalgaranga crater, a tourist attraction in the Gascoyne, is Australia’s smallest meteorite impact crater situated on Dalgaranga station, once occupied by the Richardson family. The crater was recognised in 1921 and is believed to have been created by a 20 tonne mesosiderite, although only 1.1 kilograms of samples were found. Exploring narratives of grandeur and the natural monument, Little big rock pays homage to the insignificant remains of a considerable impact. Recreating the original meteorite, whose constituents have been reduced to dust and scattered by the forces of erosion, the work becomes a metaphor for the dissolution of generational history in rural Australia.

Category: Emerging

by Anna Louise Richardson