Sculpture Sideshows

Dancenorth's 'Tectonic' will include a number of interactive workshops and aerobics sessions on the Strand. IMAGE: Ashley McLellan

The Strand Ephemera is a major attraction on Townsville’s events calendar, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the esplanade throughout the sculpture showcase. This year, the Ephemera will be accompanied by a number of other local events that also celebrate art and diversity.

Dancenorth’s Tectonic
Dancenorth will collaborate with Poruma Island’s Urab Dancers in Tectonic. The performance will see dancers reach new heights (literally) as they spring across 180 fit balls buried in the sand, and will be just as enormous and impressive as the sculptures they perform alongside. The balls will remain in place throughout the Festival and the public is invited to interact with them between performances. Find Tectonic on the beach beside the Rockpool during the Ephemera, and find performance times on the Dancenorth Facebook page.

Drill Hall Studio’s 3D
Situated one street back from the beach, the Drill Hall Studio is the perfect venue for a 3D artwork and sculpture exhibition to coincide with the 2017 Strand Ephemera. The exhibition, aptly titled 3D, will include artworks of all sizes and genres created by local artists. 3D will showcase from 21 July – 23 August at the Drill Hall Studio.

 The Village’s Fringe Ephemera
The Village will bring artwork to the doorstep of Oonoonba residents as the development’s Fringe Ephemera returns for another year. The event is held in conjunction with the Strand Ephemera, showcasing sculptures by local schools and artists in the parks and public areas of the estate. For more information on the Fringe Ephemera, visit The Village on Facebook.

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