WOF firefighters to assist with Nirox burn
On 20 May 2017, Hannelie Coetzee will direct the second Art/Science #FireGrazer performance at the NIROX Sculpture Park, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand scientists, Sally Archibald (Ecologist) and James Harrison (Entomologist), Working on Fire (WOF), NIROX Sculpture Park, Lizamore & Associates and 5D Surveys.
This performance entails the live burning of new imagery onto the grasslands, using art as a tool to communicate complex systems and build awareness of pressing ecological issues.
(Should weather not permit for the performance to take place on Saturday 20 May, it will be moved to Sunday 21 May).
The audience will join Hannelie on a six kilometer hike to view the #Firegrazer performance followed by an exclusive small solo exhibition at the NIROX Sculpture park pavilion, curated by Lizamore & Associates.
The hike will pass some world-famous artworks, and allow the audience to experience the beauty of the Highveld grassland. This performance also grants the audience access to the beautiful NIROX Reserve.
Join Hannelie for this performance, live entertainment, food, and drinks.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Program (subject to change):
Guests are welcome to arrive earlier, as the NIROX Winter Sculpture Exhibition will be open from 10:00 to 17:00.
Audience meet at the NIROX Pavilion to start the 3 km uphill hike to the artwork/field study site. (35 minutes for fast hikers and one hour for strollers)
16:30 – 17:00
The audience meet the firefighters on-site, then settle on the spectators’ site with a complimentary sundowner from Mad Giant.
Working on Fire performs prescribed veld fire performance of Locust and Grasshopper.
The audience walks back downhill to the NIROX pavilion after the #Firegrazer burn. (30min hike with headlamps/phone lights and lanterns along the way. Sunset it at 17:30 so it will be a brisk hike)
18:30 – 21:00
Warm street style dinner is served by The Polka Dot.
Exhibition opens in association with Lizamore & Associates at the NIROX Pavilion.
All ages welcome who can walk 6 km round-trip.
This weather dependent art/science intervention needs to have a flexible audience.
Please make sure you are prepared for the hike, with comfortable shoes, hats, sunblock etc.
Tickets price is R420 for adults; R200 for kids (kids under four has free access): includes dinner and a complimentary drink.
Cash bar available.
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Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park