Floating Land: 15 - 24 June
International & local talent throw some creative light on our environment
Places still available for Floating Land Workshops: 16-20 June.
Shooting flames, Taiko drumming, flashing images on giant white banners, mysterious lanterns, and dynamic hydraulics will all be experienced during Noosa Regional Gallery's Floating Land program, 15 - 24 June, as part of Noosa's Longweekend celebrations.
It promises to be a buzz of activity: interactive art events, enviro-sculptural installations and creative workshops open for all to watch and participate in. The theme 'Light in Nature' has been chosen for this fourth Floating Land international sculptural symposium. The public will be free to wander around Noosa Heads' Lion's Park and The Woods watching artists and designers: Kevin McMahon, Elizabeth Poole, Motoyuki Niwa, and Matt Dwyer, creating and presenting their sculptural installations.
Also at Lions Park, sculptural workshops focusing on environmental issues will be on view. Held by New Zealand artist and designer David Trubridge, New York artist Rex Kaleholf, and Australian artist Jill Chism, new ideas and learning techniques will develop into an environmental exhibition in the park and The Woods from 20 to 24 June. Artists, designers, and students are invited to register for the workshops at: www.noosaregionalgallery.org
At sunset on June 19, local artists: Rowley Drysdale, Susan Coburn, Ellen Appleby and Michael Ciavarella will create a display of spectacular shooting flames at Boreen Point by firing ceramic sculptures in burning paper kilns. All are invited to bring a picnic to the shore of Dunns Beach and watch this dramatic display as part of the Sunset Supper series. Two other Sunset Suppers, on June 15 and 20, will be fully-catered and held outside the Noosa Regional Gallery, overlooking the sunset glow on the Noosa River.
Floating Land will be re-experienced through the lens of five very different photographers: Anna Harman, Lin Martin, Raoul Slater, Adam Sebastian West and Tony Wellington. Selected images will be found in the Foyer Gallery as an evolving exhibition, titled Floating Images.
As Noosa Regional Gallery Director, Christine Ballinger explains: "Floating Land encourages everyone to watch these exciting sculptural installations being created and the artists' presentations performed. It's also a chance to feast with our creative community at our fun Sunset Suppers. This is an opportunity for everybody to be involved."
Christine adds, "The Floating Land program is a celebration of our natural environment - of light and land, and that most precious resource: water. These natural elements will be inspiring our artists during the Noosa Longweekend, but they remain a guide and gift for us all everyday."
What: Floating Land - international sculptural symposium 15- 24 June 2007
Lion's Park & The Woods (Noosa Heads) and Boreen Point, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Photograph Elizabeth Poole Drawings on the Water 2005 - photographer: Elizabeth Poole