Tree Place 2018

Tree Place 2018

  • When: 7 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
  • Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin
  • Website: www.treeplace.com.au

Tree Place is an exhibition, artist talks and workshops which began when an ancient Eucalyptus tree fell and was saved from wood chipping. The tree became the inspiration and teacher for this community project, that has been ongoing since September 2015, with collaborations, workshops and community exhibitions sharing the stories of trees, people and their connection to the environment.

In this final exhibition, 26 artists are joined by two ancient trees. The artists' works include traditional woodwork, plant divination, traditional Japanese and experimental textiles, stories of connection to the iconic Bunya tree, sculptural jewelry and ceramics. Internationally known artists will sit side by side with school students - all joined by the universal language of trees.

ARTISTS:
Amanda Cole, Ancient Tree, Angus McDiarmid, Anika Annels, Anne Harris, Bianca Beetson, Bill Dorman, Caitlin Franzmann, Carol Russell, Gary Field, Jandamarra Cadd, Jeff Fraser, Jill Sampson, Joolie Gibbs, Lyndon Davis, Melinda Heal, Melissa Stannard, Noosa Pengari students, Rebecca Ward, Richard Vaughan, Robert Andrew, Ross Annels, Leah Barclay, Scott Pilkington-Jones, Shane Christensen, Tamsin Kerr, Tim Johnson, Viki Murray.

PUBLIC ARTIST TALKS: The Seed of Conversation, Saturday 8 December 2018
10am: Rebecca Ward, Robert Andrews, Jill Sampson
12pm: Melinda Heal, Anne Harris, Melissa Stannard

WORKSHOPS – bookings essential at noosaregionalgallery.com.au/workshops
Friday 11 January 2019 - Anne Harris, Sensory Landscape (teens, 13 years+): Using natural ink and experimental mark-making processes, explore how we respond and document landscape.
Tuesday 15 January - Rebecca Ward, Bushcraft Jewellery of the Apocalypse (adult): Create necklaces from sticks, natural materials and found objects.
Thursday 17 January - Anne Harris, Sensory Landscape (adult): Using natural ink and experimental mark-making, explore how we respond and document landscape.
Friday 18 January - Scott Pilkington, Nature in Every Day Objects (adult): Design, carve and shape your personalised wooden set of kitchen utensils.
Saturday 19 January - Caitlin Franzmann and Dhana Merritt, Mutual Making: Communal divination readings by Caitlin on the gallery lawn, accompanied by a healing seed tea prepared by Dhana.

EXHIBITION:
The official exhibition opening will be held on 7 December at 5.30pm with guest speaker Jandamarra Cadd. The exhibition runs from 8 December 2018 to 27 January 2019, open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm (except public holidays).

This project is made possible by Noosa Council, Sunshine Coast Council, and the Cooroora Institute. Thanks also to IN Noosa Magazine, Tourism Noosa, Eumundi and District Historical Association and the crowd-funding community.

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