Art in Parks: Pop-Up Public Art Arriving with Summer

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Katrina Elliott's, 'Tea A'Tyre', (2016) Pershouse Park, Benaraby. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Art in Parks: Pop-Up Public Art Arriving with Summer

Over the summer holidays look out for Art in Parks, an exciting series of pop-up public artworks created by talented local artists. Sprouting creative ideas and appearing across the Gladstone Region from 10 December until 26 February, these imaginative works are sure to delight young and old. 

As part of this year's ephemeral art project, Art in Parks, will add creative appeal to sixteen regional parks and enable art to be enjoyed by the community (unexpectedly or by surprise,) in these prominent public locations. 

The temporary artworks have been designed to incorporate the environment where they are installed, including trees, fencing, water, grass, pathways and open spaces.

Some works are so ephemeral that you may need to get in quick to catch the display. Local artist Sheree Audet has been working with Jason Tweedie to create a hand-painted design on the grass, 10m in diameter, at Canoe Point Park, Tannum Sands.

"The interactive Labyrinth may only last as long as the Canoe Point mowing crew can hold out," said Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Curator, Jo Duke.

Meanwhile, Katrina Elliott has been busy in Benaraby, turning old tyres into an oversized teacup and teapot installation, along with matching outdoor furniture pieces. Keep an eye out for these at Pershouse Park.

"All are encouraged to get out and about to enjoy this spectacular series of twenty works, thanks to the immense efforts of fourteen local artists and the assistance of Council's Parks and Environment Department."

Art in Parks is hosted in conjunction with the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.