Every Little Thing

By the Zookeeper

While visiting Burke & Wills I had a number of conversations with people in the region and they explained their wish to focus on the care that a farmer has for their animals.

During the floods many farmers were criticized for not having ‘done more’ to save their animals, a deeply traumatic criticism to hear and one far from the thoughtfulness and consideration that goes into raising animals.

This work touches on the nurturing aspect of cattle farming, depicting a farmer rescuing a poddy calf from the flood waters.

– Joel Fergie, 2020.