On the weekend of the Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November, 2017, as part of the Blooming Wild Festival which is taking place in the Southern Forests and Valleys community groups, individuals and businesses in the towns of Balingup, Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Boyup Brook, Nannup, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Manjimup and Walpole are invited to create ephemeral art installations that reflect the theme “Elements”.
An art trail map will be produced and promoted to encourage residents and visitors to travel through each town and view the artworks on display. The Blooming Wild Ephemeral Art Trail will also be featured on the Blooming Wild Festival website www.bloomingwild.com.au
What is an ephemeral Art Exhibition? – There are many forms of ephemeral art, from sculpture to performance, but the term is usually used to describe a work of art that only occurs once, like a temporary sculpture or an artistic happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery. Ephemeral art first came to prominence in the 1960s with the Fluxus group, when artists like Joseph Beuys were interested in creating works of art that existed outside the gallery and museum structure and had no financial worth. Temporary sculptures, happenings, performances and sound sculptures were all part of ephemeral art.
Artists are requested to dismantle the installations at the conclusion of the weekend and to consider risk management, pedestrians, no inclusion of sharp objects or profanities and any Council or Health requirements.
For more information and to return your completed registration form please contact
Deb Vanallen at the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup – firstname.lastname@example.org
or ph : 9780 4234
or Louise Stokes at the Shire of Nannup on email@example.com.