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12 - 27 OCTOBER 2019

 
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 Floating Land respectfully acknowledges the Kabi Kabi or Gubbi Gubbi people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this biennial event takes place.

 

Australia's premiere art in the environment event, taking in sites across Noosa

 
 
 
 

Floating Land: point to point marks the 10th iteration of one of Noosa’s most significant and iconic cultural events. Conceived in 2001 as a biennial outdoor sculptural program, Floating Land: point to point will have a presence across two key anchor sites in 2019 – Boreen Point and Noosa National Park.

From the serene shores of Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point to the rocky outcrops of Noosa National Park – and several spaces in between – visitors will be invited to experience thoughtful, challenging and environmentally aware works that engage sensitively with these special and spectacular spaces.

 
 

KEY EVENTS

 

Floating Land Opening Event

BOREEN POINT

Saturday 12 October

3.00 - 6.00pm

FREE - ALL WELCOME

Floating Land Symposium

THE J THEATRE

NOOSA JUNCTION

Wednesday 23 October

10.00am - 5.00pm

Floating Land Closing Event

NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

Sunday 27 October

4.00pm - dawn

FREE - ALL WELCOME

 

ARTISTS’ PROJECTS

 
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BROOK ANDREW

Travelling Colony

A series of dazzling, hand-painted caravans inspired by Andrew’s Wiradjuri heritage, popular culture and the circus. Realised in collaboration with artists from the local community.

BOREEN POINT, NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY, NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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LEAH BARCLAY

River Listening

A new way to experience the soundscapes of rivers with live listening points layered with sonic art responding to the health of the river. Soundscapes will be accessed via guided interactive tours.

NOOSA EVERGLADES, NOOSA RIVER

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LEONIE BARTON

Ephemeral Art Trail

The result of an ephemeral art masterclass lead by Leonie Barton, a trail of site-specific ephemeral works by 10 locally practicing artists traces a journey along the foreshore of Lake Cootharaba.

BOREEN POINT

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BIANCA BEETSON with LEAH BARCLAY

Indelible Stain

Responding to the abhorrent history of the Indigenous massacre site at Murdering Creek, Beetson presents a poetically poignant installation in the lake’s waters while, in collaboration with Barclay, audio and video from the site are streamed into Noosa Regional Gallery.

LAKE WEYBA, NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY

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DAVID BENTLEY TRIO with CELLIST DR DANIELLE BENTLEY

Dawn Jazz Performance

Recognising Rocky Point as a significant gathering place for the area’s original inhabitants as well as the historical site of Jazz on the Rocks, this performance pays homage to the majesty of Lake Cootharaba.

BOREEN POINT

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DOMENICO DE CLARIO

Floating Land, Floating Moon

Attuned to the cycles of the moon, de Clario performs blindfolded, giving us improvised compositions from dusk to dawn while the sounds of two different bodies of water merge with those of his piano.

BOREEN POINT, NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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JUAN FORD

You Are Nature, Nature Is You

Emerging from the bush alongside Mountain Bike Trail #1, Ford’s life-sized figures continue his examination of the human form and its relationship to the environment.

TEWANTIN NATIONAL PARK

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ASH KEATING

Palm Grove Circuit Response

Embedded in the dense greenery along the Palm Grove Circuit, walkers catch glimpses of Keating’s impressively scaled paintings sitting in contrast to the lush tangle of the natural environment.

NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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TAMARA KIRBY & CORRIE WRIGHT

Siteline

SiteLine exposes a fragment of the vast hidden network of lines, trails and pathways throughout our environment. From the point to point co-ordinances, the network is an open ended system connected by invisible membranes.

BOREEN POINT

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KRIS MARTIN & GABRIELLE QUAKAWOOT

Reflective Stars

As a canopy of bamboo stars hover above the lake, we are asked to consider the relationship between stars (points in time and space) and the blackness of space that holds them.

BOREEN POINT

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JAMES MULLER

Periphery

James Muller’s epically scaled video projections return to Floating Land, transforming the surface of the natural environment, layered with stories of place.

LITTLE COVE

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MASAO OKABE & CHIHIRO MINATO

Trees to Trees

Returning to Noosa 31 years after his first visit, Okabe returns with Minato to revisit and document surfaces from around Noosa, captured in collaboration with the local community.

VARIOUS SITES ACROSS NOOSA, NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY

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JANE PARKER & MAUREEN RIGGS

Shrine for the River and Ocean

A series of shrines referencing the Japanese Shinto Tradition of leaving devotional messages, the public are invited to scribe their own message on plaques made from refuse reclaimed from local waterways.

NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY

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KARLA PRINGLE & ROSS ANNELS

Analogue Environmental Sound Synthesiser

A ceremonial platform providing an analogue prosthetic for listening at the lake, where participants are invited to enter a collaborative and immersive bodily synthesis with the environment.

BOREEN POINT

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RED CHAIR

STORYPLACE: Noosa National Park

STORYPLACE is a locally driven arts event that shares the stories of natural and constructed landmarks throughout the world - stories shared by elders, poets, musicians, artists and other community keepers of knowledge.

NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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SAMANTHA TAYLOR & MILES ALLEN

Equidistant

Two identical spheres are placed in differing circumstances: one on land, one at ‘sea’ above the lake waters, yet due to their distance apart, they are never seen exactly as the same.

BOREEN POINT

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NICOLE VOEVODIN-CASH

M.A.D.E. Walking

M.A.D.E. Walking (Many Adventures Directly Experienced Walking) is an ongoing project where the singular and static view of the landscape is undone through the making of drawings that require a journey for their creation.

NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY, NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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ART FORARTSAKE

A Plague of Polypods

Beautiful shimmering coral-like pods have morphed from the sea bed to repose along our shoreline. Are they some alien living pods that are invading our beaches or polyps evolving from the invasion of microplastics.

BOREEN POINT, NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY, LITTLE COVE to NOOSA NATIONAL PARK

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CREATE NOOSA

Immerse High

View works by the prize winners of Immerse High 2019, the world's first Immersive storytelling competition for high school students. Students were asked to respond to Floating Land’s 2019 theme, point to point.

NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY

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SUE COBURN

Retrospective

An exhibition in memory of artist and Floating Land alumna, Sue Coburn, featuring works sourced from the private collections of friends and family.

Exhibition runs 22 to 26 October.

BOREEN POINT (Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club)

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STARRY NIGHTS CINEMA

Place of Crowes

Join us at the historic Apollonian Hotel to view a part of Noosa's Living History.

Place of Crowes features descendants of Kabi Kabi elders Willie Crowe and Emma Dunne sharing stories and research related to their family. It is a powerful and emotional story of identity, loss, resilience and the strength of family bonds.

BOREEN POINT (Apollonian Hotel)

 

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

 
 
 

Travelling Colony was initially commissioned and presented by Carriageworks and Sydney Festival 2012.

Travelling Colony (Noosa) has been supported by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Services Network, Blaklash, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Creative Arts Alliance, St Andrew’s Anglican College and Sunshine Beach State High School.

River Listening from Source to Sea has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Griffith University.

 
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