From the icy snow of Poatina to the beauty of the coast at Greens Beach, six artists have been commissioned to research, develop and assemble work that speaks of our interaction with the land, be it as paradise, wilderness, a place of sustenance or as an object of use and abuse.
Covering one quarter of the island’s land mass and home to 137,000 people, the Tamar Estuary and Esk River System (TEERS) is a highly valuable and bio-diverse water source extending from the catchments of the Great Western Tiers and Ben Lomond to the coast at the mouth of the Tamar Estuary via the North Esk, South Esk, Macquarie and Meander rivers.
Installation art creates an experience and is best lived with for a bit rather than simply looked at aesthetically. Strange and out-of-place elements can hold the key to connection and understanding. Each artist has considered a particular place and their responses to the environment and the water that flows through it.
If all of the world's water filled a bucket, the total amount of fresh water would be equivalent to one teaspoonful.
Local art installation info:
Sherbet Forest by Mairi Ward
Every plant is native to somewhere. They say a weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place. History, culture, aesthetics, politics affect what is acceptable and what is not and this changes over time. Going back to the beginning or adopting and adapting to change... there are many possibilities.
(end of cul-de-sac)
19 March–3 April
OPENING HOURS: 10am―5pm Daily
|contributing artist Mairi Ward|
Thanks-you to Brooke Small, Programme Co-ordinator for Ten Days on the Island for contributing this article