FLOATING LAND: Inspiring images at Boreen Point at one of the past, naturally creative festivals.
FLOATING LAND: Inspiring images at Boreen Point at one of the past, naturally creative festivals. Contributed

Talented nine to float ideas at Noosa's land of art

ONE of Noosa's most evocative examples of "man and the Biosphere" will again be formed along the foreshores of Tewantin and Boreen Point as part of Floating Land

Nine local artists have been commissioned by the Noosa Council to produce sculptural installations for this inspiring event.

Seven artists will produce works in Floating Land's Reflect category and two artists have been commissioned in the Reimagine category.

The artists' works will highlight the connections between art, the environment and people and link these elements at the waterfront of Lake Cootharaba and the Noosa River at Tewantin.

The sculptural works will be installed and on display for various periods during the seven-week period of Floating Land 2015 from August 27 to October 18.

"Since its inception in 2001, Noosa's biannual Floating Land event has become a much respected 'green art' festival," Councillor Tony Wellington said.

"With its emphasis on outdoor sculpture and installation works, plus its celebration of the natural environment, the festival really is accessible to everyone.

"I know how difficult it was for the committee to select artists from the wide range of proposals submitted."

Cr Wellington said Noosa and the Sunshine Coast were "blessed'' to have so many talented and creative individuals.

"Certainly Floating Land is a magnificent showcase for that talent. There is something for everyone in this year's event, from interactive soundscapes to striking sculptural forms.

"Some of the works on display will require direct participation of the local community, particularly schoolchildren.

"Personally, I am really looking forward to this eighth iteration of Floating Land."

2015 artists

Category: Reflect

Kari and Ross Annels - Reflective Temple

Rene Bahloo - Inside On The Outside

Leah Barclay - Yaman Wira

Lyndon Davis - Shell Midden Stories

Kris Martin - Earth Being

Simon McVerry - Beneath the Surface

Elizabeth Poole - Weyba Revisited

Category: Reimagine

Lisa Brummel - Do Not Disturb

Julie Wall - Omega Voyage