The most memorable summer of our lifetime WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE 'THE MOST MEMORABLE SUMMER OF OUR LIFETIME' AT HERRING ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE PARK
Environmental Sculpture Park
WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE 'THE MOST MEMORABLE SUMMER OF OUR LIFETIME' AT
HERRING ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE PARK
A PROGRAM OF 6 EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSIBLE THROUGHOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING PERIOD 1999-2000
FREE PUNT from Como landing, Alexander Avenue, South Yarra during the opening hours specified below, orchestrated by curator Maudie Palmer in consultation with PARKS VICTORIA
Focus of the 1999 Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Program Curators: Maudie Palmer and Bryony Marks
Saturday 9 October to Sunday 3l October, 12.00 - 5.00 Thurs - Sun.
Tours available upon request
Teneriffe Series - Recent WorksArtist and organiser Mitchell McAuley
The Sea, The Country and the City: our environment on the eve of the new MillenniumOrganised by Clem Newton-Brown with Maudie Palmer
Domenico de ClarioThursday 23 December. Dusk - Dawn.
Artist and organiser Andrew Cooks
The Kensington Florilegium (from Empire of Flora)
Artist and organiser Andrew Cooks
Thursday 3 February to Sunday 27 February. 12.00 - 5.00 Thur - Sun.
The Kensington Florilegium is a series of pseudo-scientific paintings and mixed media on paper. The artist makes reference to 17th century catalogues of ephemera/naturalia, which thrived because of a rapid increase in travel, exploration and subsequent export of exotic plants to Europe.
by Deva Ashika
18 February to 26 March 2000. 12.00 - 5.00 Thur - Sun.
Working with stone, water, pebbles and plants found on Herring Island, Ashika creates a sculpture that pays homage to and is at one with its natural surroundings. The title, Existence provides, reveals the crucial connection between the artist's creative process,the natural materials used-and-the environmental context into which the sculpture is placed.
Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, a haven from the rigours of the city with permanent environmental sculptures by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and Australian artists Robert Bridgewater, Julie Collins, John Davis, Robert Jacks, Ellen Jose and Jill Peck, provides the perfect site for Ashika's temporary work which is located near the entrance to the Herring Island Gallery. This sculpture is the first on the Island to utilise water as a major component, therefore extending the Park's recent sculptural tradition.
Ashika tells how, as a younger man, he used to spend great periods of time in the countryside, reaping maximum recreational benefit from the beautiful Canadian wilderness. After an accident and subsequent foray into meditation, Ashika feels that his art now gives back to nature that which he blithely received as a youth. Nature determines the forms, textures and concepts of his work, and Existence provides further exemplifies Herring Island's commitment to both the support of living artists, in particular sculptors who have less opportunities to exhibit than other visual artists, and the relationship between contemporary art and our environment.
Artist Louise Lavarack
The 24 stakes in Position, placed at one chain intervals on two perpendicular axes, mark out literal and metaphorical locations. Each stake has been precisely positioned in the immediate landscape of Herring Island using contemporary digital surveying methods. At the same time each stake is laminated with pages form Eric Newby's anthology, A Book of Travellers' Tales, the written record of past measurement in the construction and layout of Position, subtly recalls this bygone era. The colours and divisions on the stakes refer to equipment no longer used by surveyors, as well as the scale bars on antique maps.
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 March 2000
A weekend long Festival of the best of unplugged Australian music featuring Jo Camilleri and special guests.
For further information Phone Brooke 9899 3064