The SPARK Land Art Route runs alongside
Plett ARTS Festival from 29 Sept to 8 October 2023.
Land Art will be available to view
during the process of being created on site, and when the works are complete. These
art works will then make up the PAF 2023 Land Art Route and will be available
for tours and public viewing.
The creative brief for this year is
Potential, Energy, Movement, Ignition,
All of the works that are created are
ephemeral (temporary / lasting for a very short time) and are produced from
materials that belong to their natural environment. Once this criteria is met,
these pieces can be left to disintegrate and return to nature. If foreign
materials are approved for use, the materials are removed within two days of
the festival ending and cause zero impact to the natural environment.
This year’s participating artists
Mike Fisher, Andrée Bonthuys, Janet
Botes, Zbys Kaczmarek, Cheryl Traub-Adler, Janet Ranson, Shayla Watson, Adri
von Wielligh, Derek Saul, Martin Wolfhart, Auriol Hays & James van Minnen.
This year’s sites include;
Central Beach, Piesang river mouth, Hobie beach / The
Wedge, Fisanthoek brewing & Tebelo Lighthouse.
Be sure to follow Daron Chatz Events for daily
updates on who is working where throughout the festival.
Not to be missed;
Sculpting this Earth - Showing at The White House 7pm Thursday the 5th / purchase tickets
The timeless beauty of ephemeral artworks in nature
over four seasons. - sculptingthisearthfilm.com
Sculpting This Earth follows internationally acclaimed
artist Strijdom van der Merwe over four consecutive seasons as he travels to
remote locations in the southern African interior to make beautiful land art
works in a striking range of spectacular natural settings.
Featuring 25 fleeting artworks, the film shows the
artist at work in the landscape and sharing his thoughts as he finds his
canvases in nature – in verdant valleys and forests, on the shore of a lagoon,
in the vast expanses of the arid semi-desert. With stunning cinematography and
an extraordinary soundtrack including 11 pieces of music composed for the film,
Sculpting This Earth is meditative, powerful and moving.
Shot over more than a year, from December 2020 to
April 2022, the new film from award-winning director Victor van Aswegen is the
world’s first feature documentary about land art from the southern hemisphere.
Sculpting This Earth premiered on 26 August 2022 and will be released
internationally in 2023.
Fragile Nature Exhibition & Installation - Come to the opening reception from 16h30 on Friday
An exhibition that profiles the studio
practices of our Land Artists who are currently working directly in the
The smaller scale artworks speak to the
ephemeral aspects of Land Art .
The exhibition will be up from 1-7
October and we will have an opening reception from 16h30 on Friday the 6th.
The works are for sale and a percentage goes to People of Love.
Works on paper and installations by artists;
Adri von Wielligh
Cheryl Traub Adler
Looking forward to welcoming you at The Space Between.
Various Land Artists creating works at Fisanthoek Brewing / Cloud 7 Fisanthoek Brewing / Cloud7 accompanied by a musical journey by James van
This is a free event. Please bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful
craft beer made on site. (There is currently no food for sale at the brewery)
Also see the premiere of “Ancient Voices” a 10 minute short film
directed by Daron Chatz which explores the work of marine mammal researcher
Alejandra Vargas as she captures underwater ocean animal sounds and
collaborates with musicians James van Minnen and Vuyo Katsha to explore the
relationship between these sounds with music.
Fri, 29 Sep - Sun, 08 Oct