8 September - 15 October 2017
Floating Land 2017
Floating Land is a unique cultural event which explores environmental themes while creating and exhibiting temporary artworks in outdoor natural settings.
Its aim is to leave no impact on the environment but only to impact the minds of people who visit.
Floating Land: Lost & Found
We are living in virtual times where our connection with the environment is increasingly through a digital realm. Floating Land: Lost & Found invites the audience to reconnect with the authenticity of nature through art. It will ask us to consider that loss is an inherent aspect of both the environment and the human experience, and through the process of loss we value what remains and become open to finding new futures.
2017 Program will include:
- Commissioned Works - (16 Sept - 2 Oct) - Council will commission at least ten creative works to be installed primarily along the Noosa river foreshore.
- Artcycle - (8 Sept - 15 Oct) - an exciting new initiative by Noosa Council using recycled and reused materials.
- Boreen Point - The connection between practising artists, the community and the artworks is an essential component of Floating Land. This will occur in the unique environment at Boreen Point on the shores of Lake Cootharaba.
- Digital Art Trail - In keeping with the innovative history of Floating Land, a digital trail will be introduced in 2017 which will guide visitors along the sculptural exhibition, providing enriched content and enhancing the overall experience.
- A diverse public program will be offered by Council and partnering agencies during the five-week period.
- Satellite Events - Businesses, community organisations and individuals may wish to consider holding a satellite event during the& five-week period that links to Floating Land.
For more information visit: Floating Land 2017
*Artists: Judy Barrass, Elizabeth Poole, James Muller-Michel Tuffery, Mandy Gunn
Image credits: Raoul Slater and Adam West