Floating Land 2021 opens

Mayor Clare Stewart speaks at the opening of Floating Land.

Floating Land Biennale opened on Saturday 9 October in a community event at Boreen Point followed by an official ‘after party’ at the nearby iconic Apollonian Hotel.

The 11th iteration of Australia’s premier art-in-the-environment project, this year’s art in nature Biennale draws on Noosa’s international reputation as a community and destination focused on caring for, and engaging with, the natural environment.

Bearing a light touch and fleeting presence in the natural environment, this year’s 16-day event features 30 curated projects across two key sites – Boreen Point and the Park Road Boardwalk at Noosa Heads.

The 2021 theme ‘at the edge of ideas’ features an abundance of site-responsive projects, tours, artist-led workshops, performances and unique opportunities for visitors.

Nestled in and amongst the natural landscape, the brief occupation of sculptures and artworks is intentioned to thoughtfully provoke conversation about the environment and humanities relationship with it.

Featuring local, national and international artists at varying stages of their professional careers, Floating Land: at the edge of ideas will run from October 9 to 24.

For full details of the artistic program and associated events, visit floatingland.org.au