Floating Land Biennial 2023 ‘Us and Them’ : Noosa QLD

Juan Ford

24 Jun - 30 Jul 2023

Floating Land: Us and Them
Noosa’s acclaimed biennial art event, featuring sculptural installations in nature

24 June – 30 July 2023

Australia’s premier art in the environment event, taking in sites across Noosa.
Responding to contemporary ideas and concerns, the Floating Land Biennale shifts its frame of reference with each new occurrence.

In 2023, Floating Land: Us and Them, seeks to scrutinise aberration and affinity. To look at other perspectives and share who each of us are. Our stories and experiences. Our joys, darknesses, and dreams. It will set out to challenge assumptions, check prejudice and revel in discomfort. Unpick antagonism, interrogate mutual exclusivity, and jumble competing concerns. It might even find some common ground.

From June 24 to July 30, Floating Land 2023 will take you on a journey across multiple breathtaking and compelling sites in the Noosa Region including Boreen Point Foreshore, Gympie Terrace, Johns Landing Cooroibah, Joe Bazzo Park Pomona, and Park Road Boardwalk.

Employing several art forms, from photography and videography to sculpture and performance, Floating Land 2023 features acclaimed artists Hoda Afshar, Juan Ford, Todd Fuller, Kim Guthrie, and Gosia Wlodarczak among others, with highlighted events including a public debate, artist talks, and workshops.

Shifting its frame of reference with each new occurrence, the Floating Land 2023 theme ‘Us and Them’ seeks to revel in discomfort, encouraging visitors to explore different perspectives, and have their assumptions challenged.