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Noosa Council has commissioned nine new artworks for Floating Land 2015. The artworks respond to the Reflect & Re-Imagine theme, highlighting the connections between art, the environment and the community. The artworks will be installed in the environment along the foreshores of Tewantin and Boreen Point.



Simon McVerry: Beneath the Surface
A large carved work, representing an estuary stingray, set above the waterline makes use of the aesthetic opportunities provided by an aquatic installation within a dynamic natural environment. 
1 - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Simon's website.





Elizabeth Poole: Weyba Revisited
A re-interpretation of life size stick figures, linked to the water, earth and each other, highlights our connections to each other and the environment.
27 Aug - 18 Oct Tewantin (NRG)
Late Sept - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Elizabeth's website.





Kris Martin: Earth Being
A giant head emerging from the lake, created from natural materials, references our natural origins and looks directly at the shoreline audience, to inspire an earthly re-connection.
13 Sept - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Kris' website.





Leah Barclay: Wira
An interactive sound installation re-imagines the Noosa River experienced by walking along the river with a smart phone and listening to content that is geotagged from NRG to the river mouth. The sounds of the Noosa River system include layered soundscapes from past Floating Land events.
Visit the Wira website
27 Aug - 18 Oct Tewantin (NRG). View Leah's website.





Lyndon Davis: Shell Midden Stories
A recreated midden of ceramic shells reflects the times spent by generations of his people feasting by the river.
27 Aug - 1 Oct Tewantin (NRG) 
2 - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Lyndon's website.





Rene Bahloo: Inside of the Outside
A life size figure, in a contemplative mode, views the lake through an item akin to a fishtrap or a tunnel, made from natural fibre weaving.
24 Sept - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Rene's website.

  Ross Annels and Kari: Reflective Temple
Framing of a ritual space, using clay and timber, encourages contemplation and reflection, providing changing perspectives on the landscape.
2 - 5 Oct Boreen Point. View Ross' website






Lisa Brummel: Do Not Disturb
2000 silhouettes of migratory shorebirds placed at Tewantin and Boreen Point foreshores bring attention to the importance of these birds and their plight/flight.
27 Aug - 1 Oct Tewantin (NRG)
1 - 5 Oct Boreen Point.





Julie Wall: Omega Voyage
Three mixed-media sculptures highlight endangered species: the Richmond birdwing butterfly, the dugong and the Cooloola tree frog.
12 Sept - 5 Oct Boreen Point.