Floating Land 2017

Noosa Council is proud to present Floating Land 2017: Lost & Found.

Floating Land is a five-week arts festival of exhibitions, events and workshops in nature about nature, the highlight of which are the sculptures created in outdoor natural settings. Its aim is to leave no mark on the environment but only to make an impression on the people who visit.

The theme for 2017 will be Lost & Found It will be programmed over a five-week period from 8th September – 15th October 2017.

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.

Noosa Council is proud to present Floating Land 2017: Lost & Found.

Floating Land is a five-week arts festival of exhibitions, events and workshops in nature about nature, the highlight of which are the sculptures created in outdoor natural settings. Its aim is to leave no mark on the environment but only to make an impression on the people who visit.

The theme for 2017 will be Lost & Found It will be programmed over a five-week period from 8th September – 15th October 2017.

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.

  • ArtCycle Prize NOW OPEN

    about 13 hours ago
    Alison mcdonald gyre detail 2012 found objects image the artist and pinnacles gallery townsville
    ArtCycle Prize 2017

    A Community Art Exhibition and Competition Inspired by Council’s Towards Zero Waste strategy.

    Entries are currently being sought for the ArtCycle Prize .
    ArtCycle is an art competition organised by Noosa Council and Noosa Regional Gallery.
    Final artworks will highlight the creative ability to discover a new future for household items that have served their initial purpose. ArtCycle aims to raise awareness of Noosa Council’s tip shop and resource centres across the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions. Original works of art, sculpture, assemblage and jewellery or functional accessories are eligible to enter. Artworks must be made... Continue reading

    ArtCycle Prize 2017

    A Community Art Exhibition and Competition Inspired by Council’s Towards Zero Waste strategy.

    Entries are currently being sought for the ArtCycle Prize .
    ArtCycle is an art competition organised by Noosa Council and Noosa Regional Gallery.
    Final artworks will highlight the creative ability to discover a new future for household items that have served their initial purpose. ArtCycle aims to raise awareness of Noosa Council’s tip shop and resource centres across the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions. Original works of art, sculpture, assemblage and jewellery or functional accessories are eligible to enter. Artworks must be made from reused &/ recycled materials and must demonstrate a high level of creative proficiency.

    The Winner will be selected by the community via a People’s Choice process.
    There are three cash prizes to be won.
    1st Prize $2000, 2nd Prize $1500 and 3rd $500.
    Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at a Noosa Regional Gallery from 9th September – 15th October 2017.

    Entry fee $30 per entry

    For more information please read the ArtCycle Prize Terms and Conditions

    Official Entry Form ArtCycle Enter Here


    Cover image:
    Alison McDonald,Gyre,(detail),2012, found objects. Image: Courtesy the artist and Pinnacles Gallery Townsville

  • Floating Land Project Officer - Applications Open

    24 days ago

    Noosa Council is seeking a creative and energetic individual who can work to tight deadlines and would like the opportunity to support the delivery of one of Noosa’s signature cultural events. This temporary part-time position will assist in the smooth management and successful delivery of the Floating Land 2017 festival and its events and activities through the provision of outstanding project support. The successful incumbent will act as a critical liaison point for internal and external stakeholders in relation to Floating Land as well as incorporating and uphold the aims and objectives of Council in the delivery of the event.

    ... Continue reading

    Noosa Council is seeking a creative and energetic individual who can work to tight deadlines and would like the opportunity to support the delivery of one of Noosa’s signature cultural events. This temporary part-time position will assist in the smooth management and successful delivery of the Floating Land 2017 festival and its events and activities through the provision of outstanding project support. The successful incumbent will act as a critical liaison point for internal and external stakeholders in relation to Floating Land as well as incorporating and uphold the aims and objectives of Council in the delivery of the event.

    To understand the additional requirements of this position please read the position description available on Council's website athttp://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/positions-vacant

    The position will attract a salary of $66,467.66 annually plus Council benefits of annual leave loading and superannuation.

    Your expression of interest should include your current resume and summary document detailing your suitability for the position.

    Applications close 5:00pm Monday 24 April 2017.


  • Expressions of Interest OPEN - Boreen Point Component

    26 days ago

    Noosa Council invites expressions of interest from community organisations to submit proposals for the planning and delivery of the Boreen Point Component for the 9th Floating Land festival.

    The connection between artists, the community and arts practice is an essential component of Floating Land. This will occur in the unique environment in and around Boreen Point on the shores of Lake Cootharaba. This component will be delivered by the community and Council will contribute a $15,000 grant towards the planning and delivery of the event.

    The form of the Boreen Point Component is flexible and Council will consider a... Continue reading

    Noosa Council invites expressions of interest from community organisations to submit proposals for the planning and delivery of the Boreen Point Component for the 9th Floating Land festival.

    The connection between artists, the community and arts practice is an essential component of Floating Land. This will occur in the unique environment in and around Boreen Point on the shores of Lake Cootharaba. This component will be delivered by the community and Council will contribute a $15,000 grant towards the planning and delivery of the event.

    The form of the Boreen Point Component is flexible and Council will consider a range of concepts and programming elements provided they meet the stated aims of Floating Land.

    Expressions of Interest must be received by 5:00pm, 15th May, 2017.

    For more information please read the Boreen Point EOI Guidelines.

    Applications should be submitted online.
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  • Expressions of Interest OPEN - Commissioned Works

    28 days ago

    Noosa Council invites expressions of interest from artists to submit proposals for the creation of site-specific art installations for the 9th Floating Land festival. Artists are encouraged to respond to the 2017 theme "Lost & Found" with thought-provoking artworks in a diversity of form, type and material.

    Proposed artworks should:

    • reflect the aims of Floating Land;
    • be a new creative work that will first be exhibited at Floating Land 2017;
    • be the original creation of the artist/s making the submission;
    • be able to be installed within the required Installation Period; and
    • have minimal negative impact on the environment both... Continue reading

    Noosa Council invites expressions of interest from artists to submit proposals for the creation of site-specific art installations for the 9th Floating Land festival. Artists are encouraged to respond to the 2017 theme "Lost & Found" with thought-provoking artworks in a diversity of form, type and material.

    Proposed artworks should:

    • reflect the aims of Floating Land;
    • be a new creative work that will first be exhibited at Floating Land 2017;
    • be the original creation of the artist/s making the submission;
    • be able to be installed within the required Installation Period; and
    • have minimal negative impact on the environment both in terms of the making and the installation.


    Expressions of Interest must be received by 5:00pm, 15th May, 2017.

    For more information please read the EOI Guidelines.

    To submit an application please complete an EOI Form.



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  • Noosa Council announces Floating Land 2017

    about 1 month ago

    At March's Noosa Council meeting, Councillors considered a report into the options for delivering Floating Land in 2017 and committed their support for this signature cultural event. They have requested staff to now commence planning for Floating Land 2017.

    In developing a proposed program for Floating Land 2017 staff have undertaken a review of past Floating Land events and considered input from a wide range of stakeholders from the past two iterations of Floating Land. The proposed program aims to meet community expectations, maintain the reputation of this signature event and be achievable within a reasonable budget and the timeframe... Continue reading

    At March's Noosa Council meeting, Councillors considered a report into the options for delivering Floating Land in 2017 and committed their support for this signature cultural event. They have requested staff to now commence planning for Floating Land 2017.

    In developing a proposed program for Floating Land 2017 staff have undertaken a review of past Floating Land events and considered input from a wide range of stakeholders from the past two iterations of Floating Land. The proposed program aims to meet community expectations, maintain the reputation of this signature event and be achievable within a reasonable budget and the timeframe available.

    The theme for Floating Land 2017 will be “Lost & Found” and it will be programmed over a five-week period from 8th September – 15th October 2017.

    The major components of Floating Land 2017 will be:

    Commissioned Works:

    Council will commission at least ten creative works to be installed primarily along the Noosa river foreshore from Tewantin to Noosa Woods from 16th September to 02nd October. Other locations within the Noosa Biosphere will be considered provided they fit the overall program and are logistically feasible.

    Selection and engagement of the artists will be undertaken by an experienced curatorial panel through an expression of interest process which will open on 03rd April 2017. The panel will seek artists of proven ability to deliver new works responsive to the “Lost and Found” theme in an outdoor context.

    Artcycle:

    2017 will see Noosa Council introduce the Artcycle Art Prize. Inspired by Council’s Towards Zero Waste strategy, this component of Floating Land will be offered by Noosa Regional Gallery in partnership with Council’s Eumundi Road Resource & Recovery Centre.

    Entrants will be invited to find the artistic potential amongst the disused and discarded items in the tip shop and other second-hand centres around Noosa Shire. The artworks will highlight the creative ability to discover a new future for household items that have served their initial purpose. Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at a Noosa Council venue from 8th September – 15th October 2017 and prizes will be offered.

    Artcycle will include a companion program for children to educate them about the issue of waste through art.

    Boreen Point Community Component:

    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. This component will be delivered by the community with a $15,000 contribution from Council. The expression of Interest process to select an organisation to deliver the Boreen Point community component will open on 03rd April.

    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.

    Public Program:

    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. Consideration will be given to including these satellite events within the main program.
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