vessel / a container, an object, a firkin, a tube, a boat, a seed /
firkin / a small cask formerly used for liquids, butter, or fish /
find out more about THE FLOAT ANNUAL SMALL VESSEL PRIZE 2018 here
The FIN-ISH exhibition @ FLOAT/ 3FEB. Discovering Lake Tyers' edges on foot, the enigmatic Lake Tyers House - its families, its open heart ... and celebrating our ALMANACS.
FLOAT/3FEB: IMAGES FROM THE FIN-ISH EXHIBITION @ LAKE TYERS HOUSE ON 3 FEBRUARY 2018. [Images by Will McCallum]. Thank you.
"One year (and a bit) into the FLOAT project, and we have so much to celebrate.
In particular a deep affection for this lake that we have come to know, and endlessly explored - Lake Tyers.
Some have known it forever. Some of us are merely dipping our toes. All of us are grateful to those who have shared it with us.
"We have spent the year ambling along its tracks at Cherry Tree or Lonely Bay, in easy conversation. Paddling our hearts out against the choppy winds at Mill Point. Talking endlessly as we’ve sat around campfires at the Bee Farm. Meeting every week, devouring the generosity of the Tavern as the table has grown longer and longer. And louder.
Scrutinising plants, or mapping bird behaviour. Painting fish. Watching the weather, the tides. The fishermen. Feeling a unique Gippslandesque camaraderie that makes us all just feel … happier. More generous. More optimistic. More determined to be a voice for ‘creative environmental stewardship’ as the future of regional communities.
And so we began 2018 – with an invitation to everyone, to find out where we’ve been – and to discover what lies ahead for FLOAT.
This is what it looked like. It felt incredible.
PREVIOUS FLOAT EVENTS
IN PARTNERSHIP & WITH THANKS TO WURINBEENA LTD
FLOAT WEAVING WORKSHOP @ LTB | Acclaimed Aboriginal basket weaver Elaine Terrick, Bidawal Wurundjeri clan, shares her skills in the Gunaikurnai tradition of grass weaving. In partnership with Wurinbeena Ltd. Photos: Clare River
FLOAT ALMANAC LAUNCH @ LTB | We launch the FLOAT ALMANAC project with bird-watchers, gatherers, artists, singers and photographers. Photos: Clare River