Floating Land 2017 Floating Land 2017

In Woods Bay, Sunday 1 October from 5-7pm





Floating Land is a five-week arts festival of exhibitions, events and workshops in nature
about nature, the highlights are the sculptures created in outdoor natural settings.
The aim is to leave no mark on the environment but only to make an impression on the people who visit.

Floating Land 2017 will be programmed over a five-week period from 8th September – 15th October 2017.
The major components of the festival include: -

Commissioned Sculptures 23rd September to 02nd October

Noosa Council has commissioned fourteen artists to create sculptural artworks, the highlight of Floating Land 2017.
The artworks will be installed outdoors from the Tewantin foreshore along Noosaville esplanade and through to Noosa Woods. They will be available for viewing from 23rd Sept - 02nd Oct. View map here [861 KB] 

Events & Workshops:   8th September – 15th October

There will be many opportunities to attend events, workshops and activities across the five week festival.
The diverse public program ranges from arts focussed workshops and artist talks through to activities appreciating our natural environment such as kayak tours and yoga.
Check out the full daily program here.

Children’s Program: 8th September – 15th October

Make a pinch pot, create an art apron or build a timber river house… these are just a sample of the fantastic free
and low cost arts activities for children of all ages throughout the Floating Land festival.
Check out the full children’s program here

Noosa Regional Gallery Exhibitions: 8th September – 15th October

Artcycle: The 2017 Noosa ArtCycle Prize finalist exhibition, showcasing imaginative works created from
reused and recycled materials. Vote for your favourite piece here or in person at the Gallery 

Life on the edge by Nicola Moss: Nicola Moss’s work observes how people connect, shape and interact with the natural environment through development, conservation and culture Life on the edge  
explores the fabric of Noosa’s Biosphere Reserve, utilising processes of en-plein air painting, expanded drawing, conversation and site visits. 

Digital Art Trail:  online

In keeping with the innovative history of Floating Land, a digital trail is online in 2017 which will guide visitors along the sculptural exhibition, providing enriched content and enhancing the overall experience.
The digital trail app is available from your favourite app store.


The theme for 2017 will be “Lost & Found”.

We are living in virtual times where our connection with the environment is increasingly through a digital realm. Floating Land: Lost & Found invites the audience to reconnect with the authenticity of nature through art.
It will ask us to consider that loss is an inherent aspect of both the environment and the human experience, and through
the process of loss we value what remains and become open to finding new futures.


Register here to receive updates on Floating Land




View information for Artists here.


Images LTR:
Reading Clouds_Floating Middens,Michael Tuffery and James Muller.Image: Raoul Slater
Floating Land 2013. Image: Noosa Gallery Staff