Land Art Passport • Programme • Community • Timetable
The Land Art Biennale event includes public programmes for visitors and participants to engage in during the week of 10 - 17 August 2013. As artists are working on setting up their various land art installations, visitors will be able to observe their progress and attend public lectures and performances. Visitors can also register and participate in Site_Specific's Public Programmes. Also visit our Community Projects page for more calendar events and insights into the various community projects taking place before and during this event.
Please note that these programmes are subject to change depending on funding and public interest. To keep track of updates and developments, join our Site_Specific Land Art Biennale 2013 facebook event page.
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Invited Artists / 10 - 17 August 2013
Saturday to Saturday
20 International, national, and local artists are participating in the 2013 Land Art Biennale event in Plettenberg Bay. Members of the public will be able to observe and document the artists' progress as the land art works are completed over the course of the week.
Invited Artists bios
- Site-Specfic Land Art Biennale 2013
- Site_Specific Biennale 2013 Launches in Johannesburg
Selected_SIDES Artists / 10 - 17 August 2013
Saturday to Saturday
In addition to the official guest artists, Site_Specific invited proposals for contemporary site specific land art works with a focus on using natural materials. Out of these proposals, 20 artists were selected to participate.
Land Art Photography Competition / 10 - 25 August 2013
Site_Specific is running a land art photography competition. Anyone can upload their own original photographs of art and activities relating to the Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale on Pinterest using the #LandArtBiennale hashtag.
Unveiling: Calling the Herd / 11 August 2013
Sunday, 10h30, R339 & R340 crossroads, Prince Alfred Pass
OFFIICIAL LAUNCH This exciting interactive land art work by Strijdom van der Merwe forms part of the Eden to Addo Land Art Route in the Keurbooms Corridor. It consists of several trumpet-like funnels combined in a tree shape. Visitors can blow these trumpets - recalling the sounds of elephants on their ancient migration route across the mountains and symbolically calling the last remaining wild elephants in the Eden forest to once again tread the ancient migration routes and join their family in the Addo National Park. Symbolically this art work also relates to the three elephant sculptures of 'Aartmoeders' by Simon Max Bannister - calling them (and all humans that can hear the call) to join in the Eden to Addo journey towards re-establishing nature's ancient routes for all species.
Kranshoek Griqua Bazaar / 11 August 2013
Sunday, 12h00, Kranshoek
From Strijdom van der Merwe's 'Calling the Herd', we travel across to Simon Max Bannister's 'Aartmoeders', a stone land art installation at Kranshoek symbolising the Knysna elephants. The Kranshoek Griqua community will be laying on a traditional bazaar with food and music. Come and enjoy a special day with the invited artists from Korea, Germany and South Africa!
Public Lecture Series / 13 - 15 August
Tue, Wed, Thurs, 19h30, Beacon Island Resort
All Land Art enthusiasts are invited to witness the art making processes on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay during the day, and to join the artists in the evenings at the Beacon Island Resort for free public lectures where invited artists discuss their work and process.
Eco-Art Walk / 13 & 14 August 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday
Nature's Valley to Keurboomsstrand
Simon Max Bannister was a 2011 Site_Specific participant, and developed the Eco-Art Walk concept with Galeo Saintz. Simon and Galeo are guiding a two-day 'Walk, Learn, and Create Land Art' ecological adventure along a pristine and varied coastal route from Nature's Valley to Keurboomsstrand. A professional photographer will be be documenting the experience and the land art works created.
- Eco Land Art Walk PDF
To book, pay & finalise arrangements contact
- Land Art & Ecology - Kinship between humans and living Earth
- Facilitated Land Art Walk
- Understanding Land Art
Land Art Photography Workshop / 14 - 16 August 2013
Wednesday to Friday
Daron Chatz, Anja Wiehl, and Vanessa Van Vreden are professional photographers with 50 years of collective experience between them. Daron, Anja, and Vanessa are presenting an inspiring and appropriate three-day introduction to the artistic and technical aspects of land art photography as a guide to visitors and participants of Site_Specific's 2013 Land Art Biennale event.
Land Art on View / 16 August 2013
Friday, 10h00 - 14h00, Plett Beaches
All land art installations are completed and ready for viewing by the public. Artists will be at their respective land art works to answer questions and talk about their work.
Seity performance[art] group / 16 August 2013
Friday, 17h00, The Timbershed, Meeding Street
Seity is deconstructing the myth of Icarus in a travelling performance with the winged wo/men in the Timbershed and then following drummers who lead the way to the beach and beyond. Icarus symbolises the romantic notions of aspirations, and big dreams. Fire is used to cleanse and mesmerise, with the trans-dance feeling along the stretch of the beach towards the Beacon Island Resort for the Land Art Party. The site of the Timbershed will be used for the light at dusk that plays with the shapes and spaces of the remains of the building.
SEITY (meaning ‘with something peculiar to one self’) is a performance[art] company started by Janine Lewis (left) and Melodie Schoeman, and strives to present original and exciting collaborative performances that activate space/s.
Land Art Party / 16 August 2013
Friday, 18h30, Beacon Island Resort
Buy your party ticket for R100 at the Beacon Island Resort reception, and join the artists in this celebration of Land Art with a LIVE BAND!
Beach Calligraphy Workshop / 17 August 2013
Andrew van der Merwe, a well-known beach calligraphy artist and 2011 Site_Specific participant, is presenting a unique one-day introduction to the tools and techniques of mark-making, pattern-making, and calligraphy in sand.
Opening Ceremony / 17 August 2013
Saturday, 10h00, Beacon Island Resort
The Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, officially opens Site_Specific's 2nd International Land Art Biennale for public viewing. The Phakimisani Primary School Choir from Kwanokuthula will be singing at the event.
Sula Inyembezi Performance / 17 August 2013
Saturday, 12h00, the Old Dairy, Kwanokuthula
Sula Inyembezi (wipe your tears) is an interactive performance facilitated by the Seity performance[art] group in collaboration with Lunchbox Theatre, Bitou Brothers Acapella Choir, and youths from various communities in the area.
Land Art Installations / 18 - 25 August 2013
Sunday to Sunday, Plettenberg Bay beaches
Once the artists leave town their land art installations will remain on view until nature and their surrounding communities reclaim them. Site_Specific's Land Art Photography competition will remain open until the end of this period to allow for continued documentation.