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FLOAT ANNUAL SMALL VESSEL PRIZE 2018 entry fee / $30 per entry
first prize / $1,000 acquisitive award
entries open / 14 july 2018
exhibition / december 2018 / january 2019

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


CORROBOREE ON THE WATER | A sunset ceremony on Lake Tyers - 22 December 2017 | Directed by Lenny Hayes & Catherine Larkins |  In partnership with Wurinbeena Ltd. | Full details here | Photos: Clare River & Frank Flynn

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