PROJECT OUTLINE, VISION & VALUES
As Australia’s second-oldest national park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (KCNP) is heritage-listed and combines important history with diverse, natural beauty. Winding creeks and stretches of ocean meet rainforest and eucalypts, rocky cliffs and mangroves, and significant Aboriginal sites. Ku-ring-gai pH is a major collaborative project that will result in experimental installations at Eramboo in April 2016, and culminate in an exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum in December 2016.
This project seeks to;
• Celebrate the unique natural environment, cultural heritage and scientific values of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (KCNP).
• Provide an opportunity for artists and scientists to collaborate creatively through an innovative cultural project.
• Raise awareness of the KCNP and surrounding environs for future protection and utilisation.
• Provide a platform for relationship building through the Arts and Environment.
• Create a regional partnership between the National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW, Eramboo Artist Environment and Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
Saturday 31 October 2015, 10am – 2pm
Collaboration Session – scientists/artists connect at Eramboo Artist Environment. All participants give a brief presentation on their current research areas and current artistic practice relevant to this project. Creative collaborators explore the research site/s together in the lead up to The Lab.
Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2016
The Lab - five day intensive staying at Currawong adjacent to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Saturday 2 May 2016
Site Findings - collaborative groups will present their initial responses at Eramboo Artist Environment.
Thursday 8 December 2016
Exhibition – documenting the final exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum and adding this into the final film which will be shown in the exhibition.
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