Sunday, 2 September 2012
Unique opportunity to witness, watch and learn about the construction and subsequent demolition of installation artwork, at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.
Jonathan Brilliant (USA), a Cairns Festival Artist In Residence, will create a site specific sculpture, weaving thousands of coffee stir sticks into place, using only tension and compression. Jonathan began his Goldsworthy of the coffee shop project in 2006, gathering materials in his natural environment and using them to execute site-specific installations. In Brilliant’s version, the natural environment is the coffee shop; his materials, the take-away coffee cup and all its accoutrements. “In this ongoing series of work, I explore my sense that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the ‘real’ natural environment,” Brilliant said.
WATCH THE ARTIST: 13 – 22 AUGUST
WORKSHOP: $10 - SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 9:30AM
LAUNCH: WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 6:30PM – ALL WELCOME
DEMOLITION: SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2PM
VENUE: CAIRNS BOTANIC GARDENS VISITOR CENTRE
OPEN: 9AM – 4.30PM WEEKDAYS + 10AM – 2.30PM WEEKENDS
INFO: www.jonathanbrilliant.com | www.tanksartscentre.com