Sun, 16 Feb|
Notre Dame d'Afrique
Land Art in the heart of Mimosa
Time & Location
16 Feb 2020, 09:30 – 16:30
Notre Dame d'Afrique, 06590 Théoule-sur-Mer, France
About The Event
Join us for this Land Art day creation entering the heart of Esterel with Mimosa blossoming. Let yourself be won over by the magic of the site!
The Massif de l'Estérel is definitely a must that should not be missed!
Characterized by the lustre of its red rock that caresses the Mediterranean shores, the Estérel is a low altitude mountain range with steep and irregular slopes, as though chopped up to offer us extraordinary landscapes. Emerging from the earth 250 million years ago, the Massif de l'Estérel covers 320 square kilometres.
Land art was born in the late 1960s in the United States. It is a desire of some artists to leave their solitary workshop and too restrictive framework of art galleries and museums.
They wanted to work in nature, "in situ" and to be in harmony with the place that surrounded them.
Land art allows us to learn how to observe the plant, mineral, animal environment that surrounds us and to develop its creativity while respecting the natural environment.
It is an ephemeral art: we walk in nature while gathering treasures that attract us, inspire us, or simply please our eyes: wood, earth, stones, flowers, bays, sand, ...
On the way, someone finds a suitable place for the creation, then we start to create with the natural elements which we collected.
We take a cliché of this work if we wish, then we say goodbye, leaving it to erosion and natural elements such as wind, rain, ...
Where and when to meet: Memorial Notre Dame d´Afrique in Theoule sur Mer, at 9.30
10h00-12h30: Presentation of what land art is (examples through photos, books) with some tips, choice of the place for installation of our work and collection on site of the natural elements
12h30-13h30: lunch break - fresh provencal picnic served in nature
13h30-15h30: the realisation of a collective work
15h30: Taking pictures of the work by each participant if you wish and a glass of friendship in front of the collective work
What to wear and bring
good shoes and clothes that you
don´t mind getting dirty, water bottle, small plant cutters and bags for harvesting natural elements.
People with knees problems can bring a small cushion or a piece of foam because the creation is on the ground.
Notes: the workshop will be held in the French language, however, I will be there to assist with any translation. Trust me, Art is a universal language!
Anyone who is passionate about nature
Land Art workshop
Freshly prepared Provencal picnic
Join us! Space is limited to the first 10
RSVP by 13th February
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!