Call of the Running Tide - environmental sculpture and multimedia event
by Jill Chism and Rosey Cummings - Port Douglas Artists Inc
(Port Douglas Australia)
20th - 29th September 2019
Locations: Port Douglas: Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas Community Centre and surrounds, start and finish of the Flagstaff Hill walk, projections in Macrossan Street and on the Sugar Wharf. Bamboo Connect at Mossman Hall
Opening: Friday 20th September, 6pm, Port Douglas Community Centre. All welcome. Food and drink provided for a cost by OTZ Catering.
Call of the Running Tide and the opening are free events.
Call of the Running Tide provides local and regional QLD artists with a new, creative way to respond to the natural wonders and unique beauty of the Douglas Shire region; the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest as well as to current local and global environmental threats. It also gives artists the opportunity to showcase and further develop their environmental art practice.
Call of the Running Tide continues the region’s significant history of environmental activism. The inaugural event will engage local communities and visitors and aims to build and encourage environmental awareness.
Call of the Running Tide is a high quality curated event leaving viewers inspired and challenged while contemplating how they can make a difference.
Alongside Call of the Running Tide, Colour My Song, an exciting art, music and performance project with approximately 150 performers, is responding to the artworks and Call of the Running Tide themes.
Call of the Running Tide is auspiced by Port Douglas Artists Inc. The event is also strongly supported by Douglas Shire Council, Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Services Network, Kick Arts, The Community Gambling Fund and local environmental and tourism organisations including Tangaroa Blue, Rainforest Rescue, Great Barrier Reef Legacy, Straw no More, Douglas Shire Sustainability Group, Low Isles Preservation Society and Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree.
Colour My Song is supported by Douglas Shire Council and performers are from the Douglas Shire Community.
Call of the Running Tide aims to grow into a biennial festival that has a significant place in the Douglas Shire events calendar attracting local, state-wide, national and international visitors.
Environmental sculpture will exhibited at the start and finish of the new Flagstaff Hill walk, along the coastal edge of Rex Smeal Park and in and around the Port Douglas Community Centre. Multimedia works will be projected at outdoor locations in Macrossan Street and on the Sugar Wharf. Smaller, more delicate sculptures and multimedia art will be displayed in the Port Douglas Community Centre. Environmental groups will have stalls and share information at the Community Centre. As part of Call of the Running Tide, Bamboo Connect will feature in the Mossman Hall.
Twenty Eight invited environmental artists and emerging and professional local artists will create and install environmental artwork in Port Douglas along with approximately 150 local performers from the Douglas Shire community.
The event is curated by Jill Chism, a local experienced and nationally-recognised artist who is supporting artists to produce quality artworks with thematic consistency. The event is coordinated by Rosey Cummings.
We anticipate 5,000 local and regional Queenslanders, interstate and international visitors will attend Call of the Running Tide. And we invite our community to feel proud of this event, to be involved and to share the experience with others.
The event is currently seeking approximately 30 volunteers who will help with setting up and de mounting artworks, talking about artworks and assisting the public to experience Call of the Running Tide. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Rosey Cummings on 0458783589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call of the Running Tide is on Instagram and Facebook.