Monday, August 23, 2010
The launch also provided a good opportunity launch art4place’s new name, logo, signage and information cards.
On Sunday 22 August from 10am to 4pm four art4place artists (Kim S, Fiona D, Noela M and Barry S) created ephemeral and temporary art in the picnic area and on the Birdwing Butterfly Walk at Mary Cairncross Park. What an amazing response from the public.
At least 60 children participated in one of the five possible options (stencilling butterflies and their names, colouring in butterflies for sea of butterflies; making butterflies out of leaves; creating a butterfly covered in tiny butterflies; and gluing swatches of colour onto the big butterfly; 10-15 parents-carers also joined in the art work; and 40-50 adults paused on their walk and asked what all the art was about, who the artists were, and do they do this art anywhere else. Parents reported that their children had a ball – and of course the children were fully into it – ages ranged from about 18 months to 12 years.
The front of big butterfly almost finished with help from the smallest artist (photographed with permission of her parent)
Stencilling in action and a photo of one cluster of butterflies
A finished leaf butterfly
A butterfly of butterflies
A segment of the sea of butterflies
And the big fantasy butterfly in the trees
The Festival of the Walks involvement by art4place in Maleny and Mary Cairncross Park is mirrored by Arts Connect in Montville where an art and heritage map was launched on Sunday 22 August; and artworks created on the Kondalilla Falls walk.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
art4place's activities include:
* Saturday 21 August art4place’s Maleny Placemaking Art Map will be launched and distributed as part of the FoW Maleny Street Party starting around 11.30am.
* Sunday 22 August (10am-3pm) ephemeral artworks themed on the Birdwing Butterfly will be created by art4place artists in the picnic area of Mary Cairncross Park and throughout the Birdwing Butterfly Walk adjoining the picnic area.
* Sunday 29 August there will be a 'Show & Tell' at the Mapleton Markets from 7.30am -12.30pm where art4place artists will join Arts Connect artists display the construction of and finished products of Kondalilla and MCP ephemeral artworks with photographic and possibly public participation presentations. The art4place Maleny Placemaking Art Map and Arts Connect Montville Art Trail will also be available.
Ephemeral placemaking art:
On Sunday 22 August art4place artists will be involved in the creation of the following pieces of ephemeral placemaking art:
**** Butterflies from leaves – located near the timber platform and associated screens on Butterfly walk – made from Norfolk Pine and Bleeding Heart fronds and leaves
**** Stenciling Butterflies and Butterfly names (Variety of sizes) - along the path and edge of path and on grass on edge of picnic area – stenciling will be done with fine sand and Talc
**** Butterfly sail – in the trees before the timber platform on the Butterfly walk it will be made from stretch fabric, string and paint
**** The big butterfly – created from glued on coloured paper swatches - adjacent to path between platform and end of the Butterfly walk – it will have a light frame for butterfly and the public will be invited to glue paper squares onto the butterfly to create texture and colour
**** Sea of butterflies – an installation of coloured in butterfly images at the beginning and end of the Butterfly walk
If you want to be part of creating the ephemeral placemaking art why not come to Mary Cairncross Park between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 22 August - make it a picnic, bring the children - good family and creative fun.