The Manse Gardens, Nowra
Friday 8 December
6pm - 10pm
Saturday 9 December
12noon - 9:30pm
St Andrews Presbyterian Church Manse Gardens, 3 Kinghorne St, Nowra
DATE & TIME
8 Dec 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
Creating a Parallel Universe in the heart of Nowra!
This intriguing art event will bring Nowra to life through the eyes of over 80 local makers, artists and school students on 8-9 December 2017 in the Manse Gardens of St Andrews Presbyterian Church. Planet Nowra is a free event exploring the concept of 'place' through contemporary arts practice.
The vision of Theatre Kantanka director Carlos Gomes has led a team of cutting edge contemporary artists in the creation of a Nowra specific collection of artworks, installations and live performances. It's a unique experience where visitors will travel through the Manse Gardens by entering a series of structures and domes housing the artworks. At dusk, the walls and surfaces around the Manse come to life with projections highlighting the unexpected beauty of the built landscape.
The team of artists have tapped into local talent who are at the heart of the project by running a series of fantastic workshops in 2017. Known for creating a spectacle Carlos Gomes, Alison Clouston, Boyd, Katia Molino, Kym Vercoe and Sean Bacon have brought to life a program including music, storytelling, projection and performance that will take place throughout the day and evening.
Planet Nowra is a family friendly, alcohol-free event and entry is free. There will be gelato, snacks, coffee and cool drinks available for purchase onsite. Bring an open mind and prepare to see your city in a whole new light!
6.00pm - Welcome and opening address in the garden
6.30pm - Storytelling - Pupils from North Nowra Public School and Terara Public School read their own stories to a captive audience in the St Andrews Church Hall
7.00 pm- 9.30pm - Artworks and projections in the garden and surrounding walls
8.30 - 10.30pm - Planetary Sessions: New Music, River Songs and more with The Shoalhaven City Stage Band directed by Dave Wilson and other guests
12 noon - daytime installations in the garden
6.30 - 9.30pm - Projections on surrounding walls
Image: Carlos Gomes, Planet Nowra, 2017