Thursday, 3 May 2012

Connections - 5 Lands Walk Art Exhibition Avoca Beach and Copacabana

5 Lands Walk Art Exhibition
The 5 Lands Walk will be held on 23rd June 2012 . In conjunction with this walk the ‘Connections - 5 Lands Walk Art Exhibition’ will be held. Entries are invited for this art competition which this year has the theme of "connecting people to people and people to place.
The 5 Lands are actually the area around 5 beaches on the Central Coast, NSW Australia - MacMasters Beach, Copacabana Beach, Avoca Beach, North Avoca Beach, and Terrigal Beach. The 5 Lands Walk is a free leisurely 9klm walk along these 5 beaches on Saturday 23rd June 2012.

The Connections exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photography will be held at the Avoca Beach Surf Club and the Copacabana Surf Club on 23 and 24 June 2012.  This exhibition is in its 7th year, and in 2011 attracted record numbers of entries, which will be surpassed in 2012.  If so, some works may also be exhibited at the MacMasters Surf Club.  The exhibition will be curated by the convenor of the 5 Lands Walk Visual Arts Committee, with the assistance of members of Avoca Artists Inc and the 5 Lands Walk Visual Arts Committee.  Entries are due in by 18 May 2012.  Entry forms are available from Christine Woulfe on and any enquiries about the exhibition should be directed to her. CLICK HERE to download the entry form for CONNECTIONS.

The 5 Lands Walk
The 5 lands walk is an annual cultural event that began in 2006. It is a cultural, physical and spiritual journey comprising a 9 km walk through the 5 coastal lands of Macmasters Beach, Copacabana, Avoca Beach, North Avoca and Terrigal. It is timed to correspond with the winter solstice and the annual northern migration of the whale, which is the totem of the Darkinjung people of the Central Coast.

5 Lands Walk Art Exhibition
Along the walk each village hosts cultural activities reflective of their community with the aim of connecting people to people and people to place. These activities include the presentation of food, music, dance, land art, paintings and photography, as well as education in Aboriginal culture and heritage, whale migration and the surrounding natural environment. The event is a fusion of artistic, cultural and physical approaches to a sense of place. All the creative arts of each community contribute to the festival.

The 5 Lands Walk is a combination of five events in one. People who come to experience the event can do so on one land or all five, creating their own story.

Theme of the Art Exhibition
The 5 Lands Walk Exhibition Connections is one of those cultural events and is unique to the festival. It adopts the 5 Lands Walk theme of "connecting people to people and people to place".

Participating artists 2011
Exhibiting artists in Connections at Avoca Beach Surf Club in 2011 included Jane Allertz, Peter Baka, Sue Bannister, Sarah Baron, Bronwyn Barry, Edward Bennetts, Wendy Bills, Christine Brickhill, Lauren Campbell, Jim Carlton, Leo Carlton, Chris Clark, David Clarke, Yantra de Vilder, Norma Dunston, Pat Edwards, Jon Ellis, Adele Eyers, Margaret Fortey, Cheryl Hatch, Val Hill, Tess Hilson, Suzanne Holman, Rowena Hordern, Sandy James, Ross Johnston, Suzy King, Jiri Kripac, Matt Lin, Scarlet Loughry, Sandra McArthur, Cathryn McEwen, Leonard Matkevich, Nan Moore, Tascha Mulhall, Felicity O'Connor, Colin Oram, Sarah Randall, Mike Rubbo, Katerina Rubbo, Martin Smith, Julia Spokes, Natalie Verriest, Willemina Villari, Peter Waples, Peta Werlemann, John Woulfe and Ingeborg Zotz. 

Exhibiting artists in Connections at the Copacabana Surf Club included some of the art students from Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre (with thanks to Fr Ramsay Nuthall), Sharon Aldrick, Karen Bloomfield, Margaret Burns, Jennefer Cleeren-Tange, Mandy Coolen, Yvonne Edwards, Joanna Francis, Monique Habib, Ingrid Irvine, Michael James, Piers Jones, Annette Kennedy, Coco Kennedy, Lila Kirby, Sile Molloy, Glenda Morgan, Cathryn Nash, Amanda Peers, Freya Pyros, Nicola Read, Will Read, Leanne Reid, Taylor Sampson Ross Reid, Jenny Singh, Kellie Sturm and Fran Van Krieken.

Artists of the Aboriginal community are included in the Connections exhibitions at Avoca Beach and Copacabana. Some of the participating artists had works on exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery for the Reconciliaton exhibition in July 2011.

For enquiries and entry forms, please contact Christine Woulfe
5 Lands Walk Visual Arts Committee
c/- PO Box 20 Ettalong NSW 2257

5 Lands Walk Art Exhibition
The 5 Lands Walk
When: 23rd June 2012 8am-4pm
Where: Avoca Beach & Copacabana Beach. NSW Australia
Further Information:
Central Coast Tourism 02 4343 4410

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