Call of the Running Tide
September 20 - September 29
Call of the Running Tide is a new, free, environmental sculpture and multimedia festival that provides local and regional Queensland artists with a creative way to respond to the natural wonders and unique beauty of the Douglas Shire, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest; as well as to current local and global environmental threats. The event aims to engage local communities and visitors and to build and encourage environmental awareness, leaving viewers inspired and challenged while contemplating how they can make a difference.
Environmental sculptures will be exhibited at both ends of the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, along the coastal edge of Rex Smeal Park and in and around the Port Douglas Community Centre. Multimedia works will be projected at outdoor locations in Macrossan Street and on the Sugar Wharf. Smaller, more delicate sculptures and multimedia art will be displayed in the Port Douglas Community Centre. Environmental groups will have stalls and share information at the Community Centre. As part of Call of the Running Tide, Bamboo Connect will feature in the Mossman Hall.
Alongside Call of the Running Tide, Colour My Song, an exciting art, music and performance project with approximately 150 local performers, is responding to the artworks and Call of the Running Tide themes.