Floating Land: Rising Seas

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  • Location: Lake Cootharaba, Tewantin and other Noosa Locations, Boreen Point 4565 Queensland

The Noosa Longweekend, a 10 day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums -- in one of Australia's most enviable destinations: Noosa Heads, Queensland.

The Noosa Longweekend Festival 2009 19th to 28th June
Theatre Literature Music Dance Forum Film Food Environment Visual Arts

Downloadable: "Noosa Longweekend Festival 2009" Program
Contact the Noosa Longweekend Organisers directly for latest information, Official Progam and program changes

Presented by Noosa Regional Gallery
Floating Land: Rising Seas
art. environment. conversations.
The venue is Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba in the UNESCO-listed biosphere of Noosa.

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about the environment, creativity and culture. The 10-day event brings together visual and performance artists, writers, photographers, educators, researchers and the community to explore the theme of climate change.

Free Exhibitions

Opening night at the Noosa Regional Gallery: Meet the artists, explore the exhibitions - Waters of Tuvalu: a Nation at Risk (from Museum Victoria) and Legacy Tuvalu: Footprint on Funafuti.
Saturday 20 6.00pm Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican Street, Tewantin

Sculptors On Site: Watch the artists in the process of creation from 20-26 June or visit on 27-28 June to see the finished pieces.
20-28 June 10.00am-4.00pm Lake Cootharaba, Boreen Point

Firings by the Lake: Pack a picnic and watch the spectacle of sunset, lake and fire as the paper kilns, glowing on platforms in the water, slowly smoulder, eventually shooting flames into the sky.
Friday 26 4.00pm-7.00pm Lake Cootharaba, Boreen Point

Beautiful Words -- Writers and Photographers Exhibition: An exhibition of words and images inspired by the Floating Land exhibition as it is held.
26-28 June 9.00am - 12noon Top Tent, Apollonian Hotel, Boreen Point

Childrens Sculpture Performance: Local school children collaborate with acclaimed Queensland sculptor Terry Summers to showcase their cardboard artworks in an exclusive one-off performance.
Friday 26 1.30pm Lake Cootharaba, Boreen Point

Boreen Point Photo Exhibition: Meet the community of Boreen Point that is hosting the event. Look through their camera lens at the majesty of the largest lake on Noosa River, Lake Cootharaba.
20-28 June 10.00am-3.00pm Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, Boreen Point

Pacific Island Dancers: Experience the joy of the Tuvaluan dancers and singers as they present traditional performances about their homeland and lifestyle.
Sat 20 and 27 12noon Lake Cootharaba Foreshore, Boreen Point

Culture Markets: Sunshine Coast artists and local marketeers bring to Boreen Point a unique market of arts, crafts and culture.
Sunday 28 Starts 10.00am Top Tent, Boreen Point

Children's Workshops: The drop-in style workshop will teach children to use their hands and imaginations to create their own Floating Land inspired works of art.
Sat 20 and 27 11.00am-3.00pm Workshop Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Workshops @ Boreen Point
Bookings: Noosa Regional Gallery -- Phone 07 5449 5340

Connecting Threads
: Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Virginia King will guide the creation of naturally aesthetic works to either be launched on the lake or joined as part of a collaborative work.
Sunday 21 9.30am-4.00pm $110* Storytelling Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Originating Actions
: With a background in European floral design, Tijn Meulendijks will teach participants to create objects from the pure form of plant material. Think stacking, winding, binding and scattering.
Saturday 20 9.30am-4.00pm $75* Storytelling Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Floating Islands: Mornington Peninsula artist Mandy Gunn will workshop floating islands made from twigs, twine, and remnants to symbolise the remnants of land left after the sea rises.
Saturday 27 9.30am-4.00pm $75* Storytelling Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Sound Reflections: Local composer Leah Barclay collaborates with participants to create an electro acoustic sound sculpture and performance installation using Zoom H4 digital recorders.
Monday 22 9.30am-4.00pm $75* TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Wandering Thirst: Renowned artists Tamara Kirby and Corrie Wright will explore contemporary 'automata' techniques to combine movement and imagery to produce a 2D mechanical postcard.
Sunday 21 9.30am-4.00pm $75* Workshop Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Fish, Fibre and Form: Versatile artist Phyl Williams will guide participants in weaving techniques to mould and define a framework for an individualised piece that can later be floated or kept.
Friday 26 9.30am-4.00pm $75* Workshop Tent, Lake Cootharaba

Art and Environment Publishing in Magazines: Art Monthly editor Maurice O'Riordan will provide editorial insights on getting your art and environment writings published.
Thursday 25 9.00am-12.30pm $30* TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Art and Environment Books and Booksellers: Fiona Stager, President of Booksellers Australia and owner of Avid Reader, will expose the world of art and environment books, distribution and booksellers.
Thursday 25 1.00pm-5.00pm $30* TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Forums @ Boreen Point
Bookings: Noosa Regional Gallery -- Phone 07 5449 5340

Climate Change and Cultural Knowledge: University of Queensland Professors Ockie Bosch and Kambiz Maani will host international speakers, artists and academics in a discussion about climate change and art's role in environmental issues.
Saturday 20 9.00am $65 includes lunch & morn. tea, TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

A Collation of Eccentrics: Dr Tamsin Kerr is joined by Drs Margaret Somerville and Paul Carter in hosting a day of presentations and discussion for writers and artists interested in culture and creativity.
Sunday 21 9.00am-4.30pm $65 includes lunch & morn. tea, TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Shifting Paradigms: Nature and Culture: Acclaimed artist Robyn Archer joins Adjunct Prof Peter Bycroft (USC) and Prof Amareswar Galla (UQ and UNESCO Chair in Museums & Sustainable Heritage Development) to explore the future relationship between art, culture and environment.
Saturday 27 9.00am-4.30pm $65 includes lunch & morn. tea TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Artists On Art: An opportunity to meet artists, ask questions and discuss their art practice and dedication to environmental themes.
Monday 22 5.30pm Free TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Writers On Writing: Meet the writers of Writing Floating Land. Talk to the budding green art writing industry and be encouraged to write your own words.
Thursday 25 5.30pm Free TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Photographers On Photography: NZ photojournalist Jocelyn Carlin will join the Floating Land photographers to discuss techniques and modern practice in photography and film.
Wednesday 24 9.00pm-12.30pm Free TopTent, Apollonian Hotel

Eumundi Food Fest - Sunday 28th June 10.00am to 3.00pm
Noosa Farmers Markets - Sunday 21st & 28th June 7.00am -12.00pm
Eumundi Markets - Saturday 20th & 27th June -- 6.30am -- 2.00pm and Wednesday the 24th June 8.00am -1.30pm
Peregian Market - Sunday 21st June: 7.00am -- 12.30pm

More Noosa Longweekend Events...

SLAVA AND LEONARD GRIGORYAN Live in concert (Music) - Friday 19 7.30pm $50 (performance) The J Theatre
JAMES MORRISON Incomparable (Music) - 19 to 22 June Dinner/Show berado's restaurant and bar
CELEBRATING ITS 31ST YEAR One Act Play Festival (Theatre) - DATE: Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27, Noosa Arts Theatre
CHILDREN'S THEATRE An Interactive experience (Theatre) - Saturday 20 10.00am $15 The J Theatre Midday $15 The J Theatre
SHORT, TAUT AND FRAUGHT Ready, set... and write! (Workshop) - Saturday 20 11.00am $50 Noosa Arts Theatre
SWIMMING IN LIGHT Raoul Slater wildlife artist (Photography) - Saturday 20 12.00pm $30 Environmental Centre*
THE IDEA OF NORTH Creating vocal harmony (Workshop) - Saturday 20 2.00pm $25 Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
GERALDINE DOOGUE Classical music vs the rest (Forum) - Saturday 20 3.00pm $35 The J Theatre
THE IDEA OF NORTH The best contemporary vocal quartet in Australia (Music) - Saturday 20 7.30pm $45 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
PAUL BAILEY Think of an elephant (Literature) - Sunday 21 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
ROBERT DESSAIX Sunday lunch (Literary Lunch) - Sunday 21 12.00pm $75 Coconut Grove
VICTORIA WATSON Do you love to sing, sing, sing? (Workshop) - Sunday 21 2.00pm $25* Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
THE RISE AND RISE... of aboriginal art (Literature) - Sunday 21 4.00pm $55 Noosa Blue
CONTEMPORARY BALLET The Queensland National Ballet Company and SCADA (Dance) - Sunday 21 7.00pm $30 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
JENNY HOCKING Political lives (Literature) - Monday 22 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
JANELLE McCULLOCH A happiness odyssey (Literary Lunch) - Monday 22 12.00pm $75 Parc Food
GRIFFITH REVIEW Creating a participating society (Forum) - Monday 22 2.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SAM CUTLER You can't always get what you want (Literature) - Monday 22 6.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SLOW FOOD NOOSA Film with food (Gourmet Indulgence) - Monday 22 6.30pm $85 Ma Mensa
KEVIN BORICH Leaves his audience pleading for more (Music) - Tuesday 23 7.30pm $30 The J Theatre
HUGH MACKAY Ways of escape (Literature) - Tuesday 23 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
LOUIS NOWRA AND MANDY SAYER A writing couple (Literature) - Wednesday 24 11.00am $30 The J Theatre
CRAB CRAWL Three riverside restaurants (Gourmet Indulgence) - Wednesday 24 12.00pm $75 Noosa River Jetty
Let the Sunshine... Williamson's latest, set in Noosa (Theatre) - 24 & 25 June $30 per ticket The J Theatre $27.00 QTC season ticket holders
JANET DE NEEFE Fragrant rice (Literary Lunch) - Thursday 25 12.00pm $75 Trios
OPERA QUEENSLAND presents... (Music) - Thursday 25 5.00pm $35/30 NFA members Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
MOHAMED KHADRA Making the cut (Literature) - Friday 26 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
DUCK WADDLE Delicious duck dishes (Gourmet Indulgence) - Friday 26 12.00pm $75 Wasabi, Quamby Pl.
KRISTIN WILLIAMSON David Williamson: Behind the scenes (Literature) - Friday 26 1.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SILVIE PALADINO Contemporary jazz, musical theatre and light opera (Music) - Friday 26 7.30pm $50 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
ANDREW ETTINGSHAUSEN Breakfast with ET (Literature) - Saturday 27 8.00am $35 Adults Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club
BECOME THE SCRIBE You've always wanted to be... (Workshop) - DATE: Saturday 27 June - Wallace House
ROLL UP... ROLL UP... The amazing elephant... Bubbles (Kids & Family Event) - Saturday 27 10.00am Free The J Theatre & Midday Free The J Theatre
HUMARIMBA Incomparable Linsey Pollak (Workshop) - Saturday 27 2.00pm $25 Cooroy Butter Factory
PAUL CAPSIS A Capsis Experience (Cabaret Dinner) - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28th The J Theatre
The sustainability business (Forum) - Sunday 28 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
MARY ATKINS Finding your voice (Workshop) - Sunday 28 10.00am $25 Wallace House
The art of sledging (Forum) - Sunday 28 1.00pm $30 The J Theatre
Introducing Festival Supper Clubs (Music and Cuisine) - A menu of fine cuisine & musical talent
HERITAGE WALKS Learn more about the Noosa area (Walks) - 20-28 June, Noosa Wide

ONLINE: www.noosalongweekend.com or www.thej.com.au - The quickest way to secure your tickets. Visa and Mastercard.
TELEPHONE: Call The J Booking Office 10.00am -- 4.00pm on (07) 5455 4455, Monday to Saturday. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
IN PERSON: Visit The J Box Office, at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
DURING THE FESTIVAL: The J Box Office is Open every day during the festival from 9.00am--5.00pm. The box office will also open 60 minutes prior to each performance start time (for events held at The J).
See the Noosa Longweekend website for Booking Conditions

Now recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events, The Noosa Longweekend was launched in 2002 by a local group of creative visionaries wanting to blend their passions with the beautiful environment that is Noosa. The festival's founding members include prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restauranteur Leonie Palmer-Fischer together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley.

The Noosa Longweekend presents a diverse program of events which in its seven years has attracted some of the best Australian and international performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, artists, chefs, environmentalists and commentators.

A David Williamson play has been the cornerstone of many festivals and since its inception, The Noosa Longweekend has consistently hosted a dazzling list of luminaries, including: Authors Clive James, Tariq Ali, Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally, Tim Winton and Li Cunxin; Journalists John Pilger, George Megalogenis and Barrie Cassidy; Actors Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Drew Forsyth and John Bell; Film directors Bruce Beresford and Rolf De Heer;The famed Goldner String Quartet; Academy Award winning cinematographer Russell Boyd; Singers Marina Prior, Caroline O'Connor and Opera Australia soloists; Artists Michael Leunig, Mirka Mora, Bill Leak and Ken Done; Musicians Piers Lane, Kate Miller-Heidke, Karin Schaupp and Jane Rutter; Comedians Max Gillies, Jean Kittson and Wendy Harmer; Commentators Campbell McComas, Margaret Pomerance, David Stratton, Tim Flannery and Alison Broinowsky; Presenters Maxine McKew, Peter Thompson, Geraldine Doogue and Kerry O'Brien.

Noosa's unique natural environment and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food, cultural stimulus and community events -- an experience for the body, mind and soul.

You're invited to join us for The 2009 Noosa Longweekend 19-28 June.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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Lake Cootharaba, Tewantin and other Noosa Locations, Boreen Point

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