Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, 23 August 2019 to 1 September 2019
Curated by Hamish Sawyer, Elements is an ephemeral sculpture exhibition set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens as part of this year’s Horizon Festival.
Elements will take you on a tour of five contemporary artist’s explorations and interpretations of nature and place.
Running across the ten days of the Festival, the magnificent Gardens will be transformed from a natural paradise to a contemporary outdoor gallery, exhibiting artworks and installations from leading local and national artists who have drawn inspiration from the elements; fire, earth, air, and water.
‘Untitled [H20],’ is an installation of a sculptural water drop, featured in a natural chimney created by fire and decay in the trunk of a tree. The droplet will be constructed in highly polished stainless steel, with a limited patchwork of contrasting textures and finishes including atrophied paint, bare metal and rust, while the surface will be marred with the epigraphical maculation of its creation through human intervention and manipulation.
The sculpture will be suspended in the hollow to create a lens of negative space, alerting the audience to the lack of a thriving micro-environment, much like the dry and desolate river banks of the Murray Darling. In ‘Untitled [H2O]’ Kim is looking to not only shine a light on the mismanagement of water resources such as the Murray-Darling River but to reflect upon an issue that is endemic in the administration of our natural heritage.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.