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Art V Science Project To Enthrall Visitors

December 1 @ 11:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Streaky Bay to host Geolocation Enviro-Art Residency as part of VISIBLE

The District Council of Streaky Bay in collaboration with the VISIBLE team, Streaky Bay Tourism and the Streaky Bay Area School will host a youth focused enviro-art project ‘Geolocation Journeys On!’ in Streaky Bay from 1-7 December 2018 as an innovative element of the VISIBLE event.

In July 2018 the Council was successful in receiving a Regional Arts Australia Step Up grant of $15,000 through Country Arts SA for the youth and community art project which is one of four VISIBLE cultural tourism events to be held in the December 2018-January 2019 period.

Highly regarded South Australian artist, Annalise Rees who is currently an artist in residence at the University of Tasmania with the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, will visit the region with scientist, Dr. Jaimie Cleeland who researches the foraging and population ecology of endangered marine predators between southern Australia and Antarctica.

Earlier this year the Year 6 and 7 classes at the Streaky Bay Area School engaged in online skypes with Ms. Rees and Dr. Jennifer Lavers a marine eco-toxicologist with the Institute who has expertise in tropical and temperate seabird ecology, plastic pollution (marine debris), invasive species management, and fisheries by-catch.  The skype sessions focused on the schools’ study of the highly acclaimed ‘Blue the Film’ which explores the challenges of plastic pollution, overfishing, declining marine life, destruction of habitats and ocean change.

On Tuesday 4 December 2018 Ms. Rees and Ms. Cleeland will collaborate with Streaky Bay Aboriginal artists Susie Betts and Sarah Butcher to engage with youth on a Geolocation Journey field trip along the spectacular Streaky Bay coastline.  Participants will be encouraged to look at the marine predator science and research using art as a lens by sketching, painting and producing etchings and rubbings with mediums such as charcoal, graphite, textas, pastels and watercolours.

Ms. Rees and the broader team will also facilitate two community engagement sessions and an eco-art ephemeral interactive installation throughout the project along the Doctors Beach foreshore.  The installation will introduce the public to marine predator research through mapping and narrative.  Aboriginal mentee artist Sarah Butcher will complete the ephemeral installation on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2018. Which will remain on display at the location until the 25 January 2019.

Travis Barber, Mayor, District Council of Streaky Bay says, “It is great to see the VISIBLE program of events is shaping up with several successful arts funding grants being announced recently.  The Council and our Community and Economic Development Team are keen to work closely as part of the VISIBLE team to resource and facilitate sustainable cultural tourism projects like this one.  We hope that this drive and innovation will build an event of regional significance that will engage our communities and visitors to the region creatively and provide broader benefits for local economies.”

Image: Geolocators are used to track the movements of short-tailed shearwaters from their breeding areas in southern Australia to foraging areas off the Antarctic coastline to their Arctic. The expired tag is then repurposed as a unique wearable art piece.

GEOLOCATION PUBLIC PROGRAM

  • All elements are FREE to community
  • REGISTRATION IS NOT ESSENTIAL BUT ENCOURAGED ONSITE
  • Children 7 yrs & under to be accompanied by a caregiver or parent

Saturday 1 December 2018

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 11am–8pm, Times may vary
  • Second Shelter shed
  • Doctors Beach
  • Wells Street, STREAKY BAY

About: See Artist Annalise Rees and Aboriginal artist Sarah Butcher at work on the GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! INSTALLATION as it comes to life over 7 days.  The artists team will invite participation to introduce the public to marine predator research through mapping and narrative.

Sunday 2 December 2018

SOAPBOX SESSION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON!

Artist & Researcher Talk

  • 3–4pm
  • Main Marquee
  • Doctors Beach
  • Wells street, STREAKY BAY

About: Join Artist Annalise Rees and Researcher Jaimie Cleeland to find out about their innovative Science+Art Project ‘Geolocation Journeys’; a collaboration between marine predator researchers at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania and artist Annalise Rees.  The Science+Arts initiative uses retired geolocators, used to track marine predators such as albatrosses, seals and penguins and crafts them into a unique piece of jewellery, handcrafted by a team of Science+Art volunteers

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 8am–8pm, Times may vary
  • As previous.

Monday 3 December 2018

SOAPBOX SESSION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON!

Researcher Talk

  • 3:30–4:30pm
  • Main Marquee

About: Join Dr. Jaimie Cleeland, PhD, PGDip. BSc (Hons) to find out about marine conservation action in overdrive. Don’t miss her fascinating insights following her epic 13 month expedition on Gough Island where she worked with albatrosses and the impact of marine plastics, longline fishing and predatory invasive mice.

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 8am–8pm, Times may vary
  • As previous.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

SOAPBOX SESSION–GEOLOCATION Journeys On!

  • 9–10:40am
  • Main Marquee

About: An open community engagement forum sharing the outcomes of the GEOLOCATION Journeys On! Residency.  Discover more about this collaborative environmental project through an Art V Science lens led by artists Annalise Rees, Susie Betts and Sarah Butcher; Researcher Jaimie Cleeland and; the Streaky Bay Area School Yr 6 and 7 participants.

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 8am–8pm, Times may vary
  • As previous.

Thursday 6 December 2018

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 8am–8pm, Times may vary
  • As previous.

Friday 7 December 2018

INSTALLATION–GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

  • 8am–5pm, Times may vary
  • As previous.

 

The District Council of Streaky Bay acknowledges the support and funding of Regional Arts Australia through Country Arts SA, VISIBLE team and Streaky Bay Tourism, the Streaky Bay Area School and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania for the Geolocation Journeys On! project.

Image Credits: Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Details

Start:
December 1 @ 11:00 am
End:
December 7 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
streakybay.com.au

Organiser

District Council of Streaky Bay
Phone:
(08) 8626 7033
Website:
www.streakybay.sa.gov.au

Venue

Doctors Beach
Wells Street
STREAKY BAY, South Australia 5680 Australia
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Phone:
0427 706 454
Website:
www.streakybay.com.au