Calling All Art Lovers! Calling All Nature Lovers! This is an event in Plettenberg Bay not to be missed! The first international Land Art Biennale held in Plettenberg Bay in 2011 was a beautiful revelation for both visitors and locals alike and the second one held this year in Plettenberg Bay promises to just as memorable.
Land Art combines the best of art and nature to present something unique, showcasing the natural beauty of the Plettenberg Bay and Bitou area. A feature of the Site Specific Land Art event is to highlight the natural beauty of an area, showcase the exceptional talents of the exhibitors and encourage community upliftment through art and workshops – merging culture and conservation. The 2013 Land Art event, again held in Plettenberg Bay and surrounds, between the 10 -17 August is a highly anticipated event on the Plettenberg Bay calendar, with international, local and national artists showcasing their work at various sites throughout the area.
A fascinating feature of the event is the way that the artists interpret and adjust their artwork based on their surroundings. Each piece of artwork is unique because it is the perspective of that artist.
Above is “Aartmoeder” by Simon Max Baxter, created in 2011 as the first permanent Land Art feature on the Eden to Addo corridor. Hikers on the 400 km Eden to Addo Great Corridor Hike, held in September each year, will have the incredible opportunity to enjoy Land Art en route. This special piece of artwork was created in conjunction with the local Kranshoek community and has been adopted by them.
Most exciting of all is the workshops and showcases that will take place during the week of the Land Art event. Daron Chatz Photography will be offering a photographic workshop, Andrew van der Merwe (pioneer of “beach calligraphy”) will be offering a workshop based on this unique artform, Simon Max Baxter will be conducting a two day walk from Nature’s Valley to Plettenberg Bay for a select few, there will be a photography contest and Amakaya Backpackers is proud to be a supporter of the Land Art Passport – created for the first time – which offers participants a variety of discounts including accommodation at Amakaya Backpackers.
As far as something different goes, the Site Specific Land Art event coming up in August in Plettenberg Bay is going to be top of the list!