ARTIST SAYS SHE CAN BRING RAIN
A STRUGGLING indigenous artist believes she can help end Townsville’s water woes by making it rain. But there’s a catch. Artist Jaquanna Elliott said she is looking for a sponsor so she can make and exhibit traditional rainmaking instruments, with two of her previous rainmakers sitting at pawnbrokers after she had to pawn her artworks.
“I can bring the Ms Elliott said.
“I can go and bring the water and fill up the dam.
“I know it sounds crazy but I just believe in this.
“My grandmother was a rainmaker in New South Wales. She would deliberately bring the rain when ( rugby league) teams were coming to town to play.”
Ms Elliott said she was hoping to find sponsorship of about $ 10,000 so that she could create rainmakers rain,” and other indigenous art.
“I want to be able to put together an exhibition but I mainly want to … make it rain,” she said.
“One time we went to Bowen in November with the rainmakers and it hadn’t rained since February. As soon as we hit the town it started to rain.
“I said to my niece, ‘ there’s magic there’.”
Ms Elliott hopes to hold an exhibition on Magnetic Island later this year.