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.

  • Floating Land 2017 "Lost and Found" commissioned artist announcement

    5 days ago

    Council has commissioned 15 artists to create the environmental art installations in this year’s Floating Land festival.

    The array of pieces will be displayed along Noosa River between Tewantin and Noosa Woods.

    Manager of Libraries and Galleries, Kerri Contini, said some of the artists were well known to Floating Land, while for others, 2017 would be their first Floating Land event.

    “Floating Land is an integral part of Noosa Council’s events calendar and it highlights the intricate and often thought-provoking relationship between art and the environment,” Ms Contini said.

    "In creating each piece, the artists must respond to an environmental... Continue reading

    Council has commissioned 15 artists to create the environmental art installations in this year’s Floating Land festival.

    The array of pieces will be displayed along Noosa River between Tewantin and Noosa Woods.

    Manager of Libraries and Galleries, Kerri Contini, said some of the artists were well known to Floating Land, while for others, 2017 would be their first Floating Land event.

    “Floating Land is an integral part of Noosa Council’s events calendar and it highlights the intricate and often thought-provoking relationship between art and the environment,” Ms Contini said.

    "In creating each piece, the artists must respond to an environmental theme and ensure the techniques and materials they use are environmentally sensitive.

    “We aim to make an impression on the people who observe the art, but leave no mark on the environment.”

    Artists will use a variety of mediums as they respond to this year’s ‘lost and found’ theme.

    “Artists have responded in a variety of ways in creating their works: reflecting on lost species and cultures or celebrating found objects and new technology, or the rediscovery of traditions,” Ms Contini said.

    “We hope the high quality range of artistic talents will delight visitors and stimulate discussion.”

    This year’s event will be particularly exciting with a diverse public program featuring community events, artist talks, public workshops, children’s activities and the launch of a digital app.

    “The app will give visitors a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the environment around them and the digital realm,” Ms Contini said.

    Floating Land is a biennial arts festival of exhibitions, events and workshops in nature about nature, the highlight of which is the sculptures created in outdoor natural settings.

    The twelve successful artworks will be on display from September 23 to October 2.

    2017 Floating Land ‘Lost and Found’ artists:

    · Donna Davis - Networking

    · Shona Wilson - Visible Invisible

    · Miles Allen - Fish Out Of Water

    · Elizabeth Poole - Regeneration Celebration

    · Jim and Judy Barrass - Against The Tide

    · Yanni Van Zijl - Seek

    · Rene Bahloo - Through the Hollow Log

    · Kris Martin and Simon McVery - Castaway

    · Corrie Wright and Tamara Kirby - Seamline

    · Gemma Wright - Continuum Effectum

    · Pam Walpole - Treescape

    · James Muller - Rain Song & Glossy Black

    For more information visit the Floating Land webpage: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/floating-land


  • ArtCycle entries are now closed

    26 days ago

    The entries for Artcycle 2017 are now closed. We received a tremendous amount of entries with some really exciting pieces. Stay tuned for the annoucement of the winning entries.

    The entries for Artcycle 2017 are now closed. We received a tremendous amount of entries with some really exciting pieces. Stay tuned for the annoucement of the winning entries.

  • Floating Land 2017 Commissioned Works EOI's Closed - Evaluation Underway

    3 months ago

    We have had a great response for commissioned artwork for Floating Land 2017 with a broad range of submissions received, both from artists who have previously exhibited in Floating Land and from new artists aspiring to be represented in this important festival. The curatorial team are now in the process of reviewing all submissions to develop an inspiring array of works responding to the "Lost and Found" theme. A list of the successful artists will be released in early July.

    The Floating Land team would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to all those who submitted an expression of interest.

    We have had a great response for commissioned artwork for Floating Land 2017 with a broad range of submissions received, both from artists who have previously exhibited in Floating Land and from new artists aspiring to be represented in this important festival. The curatorial team are now in the process of reviewing all submissions to develop an inspiring array of works responding to the "Lost and Found" theme. A list of the successful artists will be released in early July.

    The Floating Land team would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to all those who submitted an expression of interest.

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  • ArtCycle Prize NOW OPEN

    4 months ago
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    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. Entries close Monday 24th July 2017.

    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

  • Noosa Council announces Floating Land 2017

    5 months 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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  • Floating Land Project Officer - Applications Closed

    5 months 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.

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    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.