MELBOURNE-based artist Bianca Tainsh is exhibiting her passion for Lake Weyba in an invitational European artists residency from September 21.
Bianca, who spent her childhood at Lake Weyba, is showing her opposition to a development application in the area through a show of her artwork included at the Spinnerai, an old cotton mill in Leipzig, Germany.
This follows the artist’s Floating Land Festival installation “At One with Weyba” and last year’s “Arts on Weyba”, a collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists whose works were inspired by the natural environment of Lake Weyba.
The Arts on Weyba event was the first in this series showing the relationship between the arts and the environment.
Bianca said her Weyba Project was an onging work and had provoked the interest of an European artists.
“Visitors to the first of my Leipzig shows were absolutely fascinated by the weird and wonderful Australian creatures in the Weyba Species List. But I urgently need help to continue expanding the Weyba List of Species.”
The species list can be found on https://www.friendsoflakeweyba.org/ events-for-weyba/.
If you can add a new species, or provide an image, plus a scientific name for any species found on that list, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contribution will be noted in the booklet to be handed out at the exhibition and the word on Weyba will continue its global quest.
Topics: noosa environment