The Sand That Ate The Sea is a multiformat film and photographic work documenting the South Australian Opal mining town Andamooka. It was undertaken over 3 years in the community.
The South Australian desert is a mystical place. Millennia ago it was an ocean, and opalised aquatic dinosaur fossils are still found in the dirt there today. It is home to an arid land and deep, old magic. It is a place of endless sweeping salt flats and undulating flat red earth. This is where the frontier is, and the last of the great colonial Australian frontiersmen call it home. The land is a stolen land, and a cursed land - and the magic of that wound has a unique way of working on the people that are born there new, and those who came before.