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Events 2016

Monthly Western Cape Land Art In development Karoo Geoglyphs project : Horse (Namibia) 2nd Cool Capital Biennale event (Pretoria) 19 - 29 May 2016 Karoo Geoglyphs project : Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path (Loxton) 1 May 2016 4th JOZI Land Art event (Johannesburg) 8 September - 6 October 2016 Site_Specific hosts the international Global Nomadic Art Project, a YATOO Nature Art Association of Korea initiative.

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Events 2015

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February – November 2015 Monthly gatherings : Western Cape Land Art 8-13 February 2015 Karoo Geoglyphs Project : Snake Eagle Thinking Path PART III 22-27 March 2015 Karoo Geoglyphs Project : Snake Eagle Thinking Path  PART IV 8-10 May 2015 JOZI Land Art Previous events: 2014 DURBAN Land Art (dates to be confirmed) August 2015 Site_Specific's International Land Art Biennale (cancelled) Read more... Previous biennales: 2011, 2013 September 2015 Karoo Geoglyphs Project : Snake Eagle Thinking Path LAUNCH Plett Bird Hide Project LAUNCH

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Events 2014

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5 & 6 April 2014 Site_Specific JOZI Land Art, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Emmarentia. 27 June 2014 Plett Bird Hide Sculpture Project launch, Plettenberg Bay. 28 June 2014 Site_Specific / Cool Capital Nature Art Workshop project launch July / August 2014 Site_Specific / Cool Capital land art installations across the Pretoria/Tshwane green areas & Aapies river. 1-5 September 2014 Karoo Geoglyph Project : Snake Eagle Thinking Path PART I Matjiesfontein Previous projects: The Earth Siren, The Riverine Rabbit 31 October - 2 November 2014 Site_Specific's 2nd JOZI Land Art SPRING event, Johannesburg. 3-7 November 2014 Karoo Geoglyph Project : Snake Eagle Thinking Path PART II

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Events 2013

01-10 MARCH 2013 Woordfees fundraising exhibition & installation in Stellenbosch HIERNAMAALS • HEREAFTER 21 APRIL - 12 MAY 2013 Erica Lüttich created 'Running Fences' and facilitated land art workshops in Plettenberg Bay. Her progress was documented on our facebook events page at Site_Specific 'Running Fences' Artists' Residency and #RunningFences on Twitter. 23 MAY 2013 Launch event at Circa Gallery Jellicoe avenue, Rosebank Johannesburg. At this prestigious event, the invited artists for the 2013 Biennale were announced. 22 July - 8 August 2013 Strijdom van der Merwe's Site_Specific residency in Plettenberg Bay involves creating the second permanent artwork on the Eden to Addo Land Art Route titled 'Calling the Herd'. 10 - 17 AUGUST 2013 Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale 2013, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. 1 SEPTEMBER 2013 Site_Specific International Land Art 2013 Photography Competition : participants & members of the public who attended the August event in Plett and took part...

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Global Nomadic Art Project

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8 September - 6 October 2016 #GNAP2016 #StoriesOfRain #SouthAfrica Stories of Rain traces the legacy of the first nomadic peoples of southern Africa. Local artists guide international artists through varied landscapes and world heritage rock art sites across South Africa, creating temporary nature art responses along the way. Nature art is a non-destructive ephemeral art practice that uses natural materials and structures found at a chosen site to construct or perform a temporary artwork. Its practice engages meditative processes in preference to formal considerations, and artists will often repeat the same forms at different locations. In this time of palpable climate change, humanity finds itself at the cusp of profound natural and cultural transformation. The dual disciplines of creative imagination and mediated thinking employed by artists can offer valuable insight during this time of transition. The Global Nomadic Art Project, initiated by the YATOO Nature Art Association of Korea, offers...

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Western Cape Land Art

Janet Ranson, May 2014. A temporary sculpture created from found driftwood, inspired by Hokusai's Wave. Witsands Beach, close to Scarborough, South Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Janet Botes.

#capelandart We meet once a month A group of artists meet once a month at a different site within an hour's drive to Cape Town, to create temporary installations, performances and sculptures that accentuate elements of the landscape or represents a conversation between the artist and the site. The event is open and informal, and anyone interested in joining is welcome to participate. Join us Join us to create and hold a space where larger collaborative projects can grow, and creative relationships fostered, in a way that could contribute creatively to society, the urban environment or our understanding of our role and place within ecology. The aim is to offer an open forum for artists and enthusiasts, based in the Western Cape, interested in Land Art and related activities and forms of expression. Participants We have been meeting since April 2014. Some of the artists have been part of Site_Specific events...

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Karoo Geoglyphs

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Artwork in support of the communities at the forefront of protecting the biomes of vast stretches of arid landscape in Southern Africa. facebook.com/karoo.geoglyphs pinterest.com/sitespecificafr/karoo-geoglyphs Current Projects Plans are underway to create two more geoglyphs in 2016 the rare feral Namib Desert Horse near AUS in Namibia. 2016 : Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path Loxton, the Karoo The Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path is a combined drawing of the highly endangered Riverine Rabbit and the very persecuted Black-Backed Jackel, both Karoo residents. This geoglyph is created in their honour. 19-29 May 2016 facebook event the endangered Riverine Rabbit the persecuted Black-Backed Jackel (info under construction) 2015 & 2016 : Dis Tyd (It's Time) music tour The Karoo Geoglyph project grew out of Eugenie Grobler and Anni Snyman’s Creative Disobedience conversations of 2008. Although the making of the geoglyphs falls within the discipline of visual art, Eugenie has been an integral part of the journey...

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Site_Specific / Cool Capital

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Project Wrap Up: Environmental Art Workshop (free) Saturday 20 September 2014, 13h00 - 16h00 Manie van der Schijff Botanical Gardens, University of Pretoria RSVP katty vandenberghe, mediaATsitespecific.org.za Site_Specific & Cool Capital are presenting a wrap-up and nature art workshop at the University of Pretoria botanical garden. Enaba Productions will launch a short art film on the Environmental Art Project (28 July to 28 August 2014). Anni Snyman (Site_Specific) will discuss Site_Specific's 2016 NOMAD project, and initiate a second Nature Art workshop in the botanical garden. Participating artists will be present to give feedback on their respective experiences. The workshop is FREE and open to the public, please confirm your attendance. BRING along some gardening gloves, a small bag to gather materials, a small blade to cut & carve found materials, a camera to take photographs of your nature art works. Share your photographs here and forward your best images to media@sitespecific.org.za. Site_Specific wishes to...

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Izanne Wiid, ‘Secret Garden’. This simple and beautiful contribution of butterflies etched into the surface layer of tree bark, a harmless process, has been etched onto a set of trees that form an elf-like circle of solitude. Izanne notes that butterflies are a personification of a person’s soul, representative of rebirth, metamorphosis, and lightness of being. The etchings will remain a permanent part of the trees as they grow, and one can only imagine the delight of the unexpected discovery whilst strolling through the park. Photograph by Gail Scott Wilson.

                1 May 2016 Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Emmarentia #SiteSpecificAfrica As a Land Art organisation, Site_Specific’s objectives are to help raise awareness of environmental and social issues in an attempt to re-integrate nature and culture. #JoziLandArt Site_Specific is pleased to report on its annual land art event in Johannesburg. All of our events are free and open to the public. Background image: Izanne Wiid, ‘Secret Garden’, JOZI Land Art autumn 2014. Photograph by Gail Wilson. Our fourth JOZI Land Art event was opened by Johan Myburg, critic and doyen of the arts, followed by a walkabout during which each artist introduced their work. As is tradition by now, the event ended in a picnic on the lawn. Autumn was well underway with windy spells, falling leaves, and the arrival of a cold front. Around 30 artists created a variety of land and nature artworks in...

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Aardklop 2013

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23-28 SEPTEMBER 2013, POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA FESTIVAL ARTIST • LAND ART • RELOCATED by Chris Reinders Festival Artist: Strijdom van der Merwe Strijdom van der Merwe, the world renowned land artist and founding member of Site_Specific was the festival artist at Aardklop 2013. His exhibition, ‘Sculpting the Land’ was housed in the main gallery at North West University and the opening speech was delivered by Johan Myburg, the erudite and eloquent arts editor at Beeld newspaper. The exhibition visually documented Strijdom’s remarkable international career as a land artist. The centre-piece was a web of red twine connecting invisible points in space with maps of Potchefstroom etched by the whimsy of a wind-blown pen and representing the impermanence of land ownership and dispossession. Land Art Installation: Curated by Gordon Froud The Site_Specific land art exhibition at Aardklop was curated by Gordon Froud in the North-West University (NWU) Botanical Garden. The artists...

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