Works Festival : Peoples Day, Sunday Nov 11, 11am to 3pm
Montrose Foreshore Park, Glenorchy , Southern Tasmania
The Works Festival final People’s Day event on Sunday the 11th of November brings together all the highlights of this FREE and quirky biennial Festival held at our new Festival venue on the Montrose Foreshore, Elwick Bay.
People’s Day kicks off with a special Remembrance Day tribute by the Glenorchy City Concert Brass. Patrons can then enjoy the centrepiece of this year’s Festival, ‘Flotilla’, a temporary public art, following a 1.5km trail of riverside parkland.
‘Flotilla’ features the work of five of Tasmania’s most accomplished public artists, Andy Vagg, Sharyn Woods, Chantale Delrue, Elizabeth Woods and Gwen Egg. Each have responded to the site by planning large scale visual installations inspired by the wind, natural river fibres, the water as a reflective surface, people’s recreational use of the park, even the pollution that ends up in the nearby waterways.
Other in park Festival highlights across the day include, an interactive sound installation for children and families by Melbourne artists, The Megaphone Project. People’s Day patrons can also enjoy Kickstart Art’s The Happiness Pod, a unique solar powered cinema featuring films from communities across Tasmania. For music lovers there is Boardwalk Beats – nearly six hours of live music on two riverside stages. There will be water sport demonstrations and activities as well as a select number of pop up eateries within the Park across the day.
Free parking and FREE entry to the Festival is via the DEC carpark. For full details visit the Festival website www.worksfestival.org
Michael McLaughlin Community Cultural Development Officer Glenorchy City Council