"Powerful works that, like nature itself, contain a complex set of tensions" JOMO Nest Back from the pink salt pans of Lake Bumbunga (a Parnpangka word meaning ‘rain water lake’) and the lagoons of The Coorong (karangk - a Ngarrindjeri term meaning 'narrow neck') Gordon Bain returns to East Gippsland this week from the arid mid-north of South Australia to launch his exhibition. His growing regional audiences and discerning collectors will not be disappointed. Having spent a lifetime exploring rivers, swamps, lakes and sinkholes he has mastered the art of capturing the very essence of what he refers to as "a consciousness of birds migrating and the integral connection between birds and water"