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This project is to paint the Adelaide River from its sources to the bridge over the Arnhem Highway.  The Adelaide is a magnificent and mostly pristine river not far from my home in Humpty Doo - and its wetlands. It continues to be a fantastic source of inspiration.  A helicopter trip for my Birthday has provided me with reference material for this series, in which I ask the questions: how should we value our scarce and life-sustaining water more and will we squander it in the search and extraction of gems, metals and petrochemicals? or waste it on keeping our lawns green?