- Wednesday 21 April 2010
The next instalment of Sunshine Coast Council TreeLine initiative – one of Australia’s most ambitious green art projects – will delight crowds with a dramatic display of sound and light at Noosa Regional Gallery next month.
As a continuation of this six-month long project, the Noosa Regional Gallery presents Leah Barclay’s Cypress Trilogy performances on 29-30 May situated on the Gallery lawn and on the banks of the Noosa River for a three part series of dawn and dusk performances. This ephemeral display of light and sound set amongst the trees and the surface of the water is free to the public.
Leah Barclay is a multi-award winning Australian artist who has drawn inspiration for this work from the UNESCO-recognised region of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve and has been commissioned especially for the Treeline program.
The performance will provide a rich tapestry of local history and feature a selection of internationally acclaimed performers including pioneering Korean taegum artist Hyelim Kim and virtuoso guitarist Anthony Garcia. The performance will also include live visuals and electronics intertwining with Barclay’s signature environmental “soundscapes”.
Leah Barclay has been recognized as a distinctive voice in the international experimental music scene. Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium, she has performed, published and produced commissioned works across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, India and Korea with wide acclaim. Her ambitious and adventurous nature has led her to complete projects on the floor of the Australian ocean, lava caves in New Zealand and the evocative backwaters of South India.
Her dynamic work has resulted in numerous awards, including the inaugural Premier of Queensland's National New Media Art Scholarship, Australia’s most prestigious prize for digital media art. In 2009 she was awarded an APA (Australian Postgraduate Award) for her innovative research in intercultural electro-acoustic music, the 2009 Asialink Performing Artist Residency for South Korea and The Australia Council HELM Award for Environmental Art.
Leah Barclay is one of 25 lead artists for TreeLine who will present their work in the first multi-venue art exhibition across all of council’s galleries and art spaces from 29 May until 4 July. For performance details please contact Noosa Regional Gallery on 5449 5340 or for full program details for TreeLine visit website.