The Fractangular Art Trail is an integral part of the Fractangular Gathering festival. Artworks are weaved throughout the festival site to take you on a visually stimulating journey. Visual art is at the heart of Fractangular Gathering and with every year we expand and grow the visual content to mind blowing proportions.
Applications for The 2020 Fractangular Art Trail are now open, close October 31st.
The 2020 Art Trail uses a selection criteria for assessment of applications. This assists with selecting suitable artworks for the festival’s outdoor environment. There is no entry fee. The voting format is people’s choice voted by festival attendees.
This year we would like artists to consider environmental sustainability when creating artwork for Fractangular Gathering Art Trail.
1. Suitability and durability in all outdoor (Tasmanian) weather types.
2. Quality of the work.
3. How it will enhance the Fractangular experience and vision.
4. Artworks need to consider the fragile ecosystem we live in and the current environmental issues we are facing today.
Check out our 2017 successful applicants...
Fractangular Art Trail Artists 2017
An emerging Tasmanian artist. Abigail's work explores the importance of flowers in our society. Used as a tool of expression for abstract human emotion, flowers speak for us when we have no words. 'So long as there are flowers everything will be ok' reclaims an old neglected car by using flowers to fill it with new energy, colour and scent. Festival goers are invited to sit in the car and hang out.
So long as there are flowers everything will be ok
I have lived and breathed tattooing both machine and handpicked styles for the last 4 years this hasn't left much room to focus on the 3 dimensional psychedelic painting/installation work I would love to start producing for festivals to give back to my community.
Australian flora/fauna, plant medicine as well as geometry and traditional Tibetan themes feature heavily in my work.
Tasmanian based artist, Karen Lyttle uses humour to highlight issues to do with our 'throwaway' culture and the general disregard for the natural world. Annabel Tanner and Sally Lyons are paper makers who use natural fibres and plants in the paper.
Born and raised in Germany and migrated to Tasmania 15 years ago. Her interest in making things started when she chose Werken (tech studies) as a school subject. On completion she explored mediums like glass, textile, wood and metal and learnt about design at the Werkbund Werkstatt Artschool, Nürnberg, Germany, a bastion of the Bauhaus Movement. In 1995 she started an apprenticeship as a Goldsmith where she was exposed to many extra curriculum in ancient and modern techniques.
Nataša is an independent jewellery maker in Cygnet and recently started making bigger pieces in the form of lamps. Her work is influenced by her resource consciousness and passion for design in nature. Drawn to techniques like hot sculpturing, where pieces are fused together one by one, allows her to use scrap metal, or in the case of her sculptural lightings, plastic bottles.
We Glow In Action is a reflection of ourselves as humans and how we operate on a non conscious levels (energetically through vibration expressed in various forms) and how we relate to the external world (specifically through the element of wind for the purpose of this project). This is represented by the use of recycled fans as the main feature in combinations with other recycled elements of how we are relating and interacting with the external environment and forces which we may not necessarily ‘see’ but exist nonetheless.
The use of the fans is further emphasised through the spinning motion available to them contrasted by the fact that they are spinning in a way that was not intended for their ‘first life’ and are now operating differently in their ‘second life’. The use of colour is also a reference to our observation of the world and how we see ourselves as vibrant and happy colours are so crucial to our wellbeing. The meanings of colours will be revealed and audiences are invited to interact with the piece by spinning the fans for the colours they feel they want to cultivate more in their lives and in themselves (each fan will represent one colour of the human vision spectrum).
We Glow In Action
As a child, growing up surrounded by my father’s unique collection of specialty timbers collected from around our country, I couldn’t help but to fall in love with it. Different shapes, shades and colours forming ever so originally within each piece of flora. Commencing my creations as a pup, crafting mostly small things, I was soon to discover that the possibilities could be endless and even more so, all one of a kind. My passion generally lies upon my wood turning lathe but I also regularly experiment with new tools and timbers to keep me stimulated.
I make objects - especially dreamcatchers, out of lost and found items. Fractangled dreams is inspired by places I discovered whilst travelling, sometimes known as fairy or rag trees, where visitors would leave their offerings and make wishes. The giant dream catchers are inspired by rag trees. I invite festival goers to add to the installation and tie wishes to the trees throughout the festival.
Sculpture to me is a holiday, i use it to transport myself from my current reality into worlds with mystical beings which defy all rules of gravity and physiology. I use clay to express emotions and states that cannot be verbally articulated, i hope that my creations can be used as a bridge of communication for those who feel the same, or want to explore their subconscious.
As much as my work is a personal venture sharing my visions of the unknown with those around me is particularly important, i hope to encourage you to explore worlds both externally and internally.
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