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Global Nomadic Art Project

STORIES OF RAIN •  SCHEDULE  •  ARTISTS • EDUCATIONAL TOUR •  FACEBOOK 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...

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Western Cape Land Art

#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

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 In development: the rare feral Namib Desert Horse near AUS in Namibia. 2017 : Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path launch 14 April 2017, LOXTON (more details to follow) 2016 : Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path Loxton, the Karoo, South Africa, Google Map The Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path is a combined drawing of the critically endangered Riverine Rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis) and the persecuted Black-Backed Jackal, both Karoo residents. This geoglyph is created in their honour. PARTICIPANTS Site_Specific wishes to thank all those who came out to support and participate in this incredible project. Artists: Anni Snyman & PC Janse van Rensburg Loxton project co-ordinator: Ingrid Schöfmann Loxton residents engagement: Ingrid Schöfmann, Erica Lüttich, Chesney Lupton, and Janet Ranson Project participants: the Site_Specific Collective, the Boitumelo Project, the Drylands Conservation Programme,...

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Site_Specific / Cool Capital

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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14 May 2017 #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's annual land art event in Johannesburg is co-ordinated by Chris Reinders. If you wish to participate, please contact him at or +27 (0)83 463 3989. 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. (More information of our 2017 event to follow.) 1 May 2016 documentation Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Emmarentia 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...

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Aardklop 2013

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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Community Projects

Land Art Passport • Programmes • Community • Timetable Community projects are an important aspect of Site_Specific's mandate to share and cross-pollinate on knowledge, experience, skills, and networks. Relevant land art mentorship programmes, collaborative art work opportunities, and an influx of national & international art experience provide participants with the insight to enter the local art & tourism industry. These exchange experiences benefit local communities, as well as visiting artists. Erica Lüttich has been with Site_Specific since it's inception in 2011, participating as a community projects co-ordinator and visual artist. This year she is joined by collaborative theatre and physical performance artist Janine Lewis, and Bryan Hansen – an experienced youth leadership workshop facilitator. Participating communities of the Bitou area include Kwanokuthula, New Horizons, Qolweni, Kurland, Harkerville and Kranshoek. Site_Specific is also pleased to welcome LunchBox Theatre who are collaborating on the site-specific performance. Youth Mentorship Programme / 3 & 4...

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Supporters 2013

Partners Site_Specific is proud to be partnered with the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative in their Land Art Route initiative that currently consists of two permanent land art works by Simon Max Bannister (2011 & 2013 participant) and Strijdom van der Merwe (2011 & 2013 participant, Site_Specific co-founder & curator). Sponsors Site_Specific depends on the buy-in and sponsorship of larger institutions to provide the desperately needed funds for  basic operational costs,  invited artists,  community projects,  accommodation & travel, marketing and associated lead-up event costs during 2013. Site_Specific's 2013 programme has been budgeted at about 1 Million (ZAR), 50% of which is sponsored in kind or through free contributions in labour and facilities. Without the help of larger institutions to provide the financial backbone of our programmes, Site_Specific would not be able to operate. We therefore thank the following institutions for their incredible support and input. Beacon Island Resort Bitou Municipality...

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Land Art Photography Competition

10 - 25 August 2013 In collaboration with Daron Chatz, Anja Wiehl, and Vanessa Van Vreden who are presenting a Land Art Photography Workshop from 14 to 16 August 2013 at Site_Specific's International Land Art Biennale 2013. DAILY SELECTIONS The overall winning entry gets one free weekend accommodation for two at the Beacon Island Resort in Plettenberg Bay.  Winner to be announced 1 September 2013. On Pinterest Site_Specific Africa pinterest.com/sitespecificafr #LandArtBiennale 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. Please select a few images images along with a short description of who took the image, what it is of, where and when it was taken, and so on. If your entry does not appear on our pin board within two days, please post your image link...

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Selected_SIDES Artists

PLETTENBERG BAY • 2013 • SITE_SPECIFIC LAND ART BIENNALE Join us on facebook at our Site_Specific Art Events page & International Land Art Biennale 2013 event to follow our 'TWO QUESTIONS' interview series with participating artists. Due to Popular Demand After a very successful land art event in 2011, the Site_Specific team set about selecting it's next round of invited artists for 2013. Several 2011 participants were included to bring a sense of continuity to the next event, and an impressive new list of invited artists joined the 2013 event. However, so many requests came through from a wide range of artists and land art practitioners who wished to take part in the next event, and were willing to do so at their own cost. Site_Specific responded by drawing up the Selected_SIDES programme which invited artists to submit their land art event proposals. The following list of artists were selected...

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