Sunshine Coast field trip

On Saturday 29 June, join us on an immersive field trip to the Sunshine Coast for a range of cultural and creative experiences on Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) Country. Delegates will board a bus in Brisbane and will travel to the Sunshine Coast Biosphere Reserve for a Welcome to Country and performance over the Pacific Ocean with Kabi Kabi Elder Lyndon Davis, where we will listen live to Tallo Billa (Humpback Whales) on their southern migration.

This will be followed by a rainforest expedition and cultural tour with Gubbi Gubbi Dance before arriving at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) for a full afternoon of activities and experiences. This will include guided tours, performances, installations, outdoor projections, augmented reality, and exhibitions featuring juried works for ISEA2024.

The UniSC Art Gallery ISEA2024 exhibition “Strange Weather” brings together artworks that broadly consider how our contemporary understanding of the environment and our place within it is mediated by technology. Here, strange weather is a metaphor for ecological, geopolitical, technological, and economic fragmentation.

Featured events for the afternoon include “ANAT Synapse in Conversation :: 20 Years of Art + Science,” where ANAT CEO Melissa DeLaney will lead an in-conversation style panel with leading Australian artists and scientists to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ANAT Synapse, a world-renowned art-science residency program in Australia.

The night will close with live outdoor audio-visual performances from juried and guest artists, including a collaborative response to the Strange Weather exhibition, before delegates will board the Field Trip bus and return to Brisbane.

$85 (All inclusive). Tickets can be booked during the registration process

The ticket covers the bus, and all associated events and activities, including a Tallo Billa (Humpback Whale) augmented reality print by Kabi Kabi artist Lyndon Davis that will include the soundscapes and whale song from the Welcome to Country to remember the experience. The bus will depart from South Bank, near the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Gubbi Gubbi Dance, Dawn Awakening on Kabi Kabi Country, Nic Morley 2023
Lyndon Davis, Dawn Awaekening on Kabi Kabi Country, Nic Morley 2023

ISEA2024 acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara as the First Nations owners of the lands where the symposium will be held. We pay our respects to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We also acknowledge and pay respects to all First Nations peoples across the continent and beyond Australian shores.