Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Land Art Walk: Hermanus

Land Art Walk: Hermanus

On the southern coastline of South Africa, a diverse landscape of natural beauty awaits. Join a guided ecological and creative experience over three days.

In conjunction with the Hermanus Fynarts Festival
Artist, Simon Max Bannister along with Galeo Saintz have envisioned an exciting methodology of walking and creating. Traversing different biomes, participant are introduced and coached in the practice of land art. This sensitive and fascinating way of engaging with nature brings insight into the ecological processes at work and inspires new ways of seeing. Participants are picked up in the mornings and taken to different beautiful areas around Hermanus. The walking is easy and achievable for all ages.

13 June: Estuary and Beach (next to Piet se Bos).
Spend a day bare feet in the warm water learning about the delicate ecology of the Estuary. Interpret a bird's life by nest making while reflecting on the ever shifting waters of this dynamic biome. The beach beckons and beholds the treasures of the ocean, learn to read the cryptic signs of currents and collaborate in their story telling. Creating ephemeral sculpture with site specific materials we sensitively co create with the environment. This is a very easy walk of not more than 5 km, tea and lunch provided, 8h30 to 17h00.

14 June: Milkwood coastal forest (inside Piet se Bos Park). 
In the dappled light of this meandering coastal forest, we will tangibly experience how the branches have created this cathedral and then go on to co-create with them. Learn about the techniques of making ephemeral eco-conscious land art while creating works of your own. This free flowing yet structured guided experience will enhance your ways of seeing nature and appreciating it. We will then creatively photograph our creations to make stunning images. This is a very easy walk of not more than 5 km, tea and lunch provided, 8h30 to 17h00.

15 June: Along the Rocky Coastline from Piet se Bos to the Harbour.
The rocky coastline offers the dramatic scenery of Hermanus' cliffs to accompany the making of land art. Walking the meandering pathway as it twists and turn through the landscape we will discover coves and outcrops that become the canvas of our ephemeral art works. By picking up the story of the coastline's treasures we draw from our natural instinct to create with stones, driftwood and shells. This is a very easy walk of not more than7 km, tea and lunch provided, 8h30 to 17h00. All creations will be beautifully photographed and available for download.

Date: Sunday 15 June at 18:00
Tickets R60  Scholars R30  Early Bird R50
Venue: Windsor Hotel (Hermanus Central)
Simon will do a presentation of the artworks created by festival-goers on three days of walking in three different biomes within 5km of Hermanus. Simon will also talk about his experiences and approach to Land Art.

Dates: 13, 14 and 15 June  from 08:30 - 16:00

Tickets R2000 per day includes lunch and transport
Meeting place: Info Kiosk, Old Harbour 


If you would like to find out more and walk with us as we explore the 
interactive capacity land art has to increase our understanding of nature, 
ecology and the creative spirit, then please get in contact.

Exploring Land Art Video Explanation

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