Lines in the Sand
Lines in the Sand; connecting artists, environment and community across the islands and waters of Moreton Bay, the Quandamooka. Experience ephemeral art, performance, film, creative workshops, nature conservation and education.
Artist Co-ordinators: Jo Kaspari, Sharon Jewell
2011 – Current
Lines in the Sand embraces locals and visitors, nature and art lovers, families, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal art and culture. We value bringing people together sharing respect for the islands and its peoples and work collaboratively with many to include; artists, culture workers, island businesses, entities such as Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, Healthy Waterways and Reef Check Australia.
Since its inception, Lines in the Sand Arts Festival has been an island community celebration, a showcase for local and regional artists, an agent for the revival of traditional crafts, a catalyst to explore and reach new ideas: an inclusive message of love for the environment.
We have successfully brought different people together to include Islanders, visitors, artists, scientists, families, young and the old. Festivals 2011-2014 promoted respect for the island’s environment, peoples and culture. It has provided creative employment opportunities for locals.
Some memorable highlights have been the first night-time projection into South Gorge; animating Mooloomba Reserve with light and soundscapes; screenings, forums and exhibitions at the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum; bringing the Queensland Theatre Company and QPAC production of Stradbroke Dreamtime to the island; Nature Art Workshops at the Point Lookout Hall; the island Short Film Premieres of Cameron Costello’s The Hunter, Quandamooka Dreaming stories by artist Sandra Delaney, The Salt Maiden produced by Beverley Callow, and also Something Amazing.
In 2012 we published a 40-page publication, Culture+Country / Art+Ecology, and now in 2014 we have curated the Convolution also Stone, Water and Living Earth exhibitions at the Regional Arts Gallery, Cleveland.