Ephemeral Festival Gallery

When art and creativity was at the heart of Panboola wetlands.

This online gallery celebrates the Ephemeral festivals staged annually by The Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project. 

 

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Slideshow photographs by Kylofoto

Y-Fling performing Eco-Motion 2019
 

FLING's youngest performance companies YfLiNG & Flux Creators performed a new site specific piece called Eco-Motion for the 2019 Ephemeral Festival.

It was wonderful dancing amongst such a warm crowd - thank you for this special opporunity Pambula Wetlands & Heritage Project, Bega Valley Shire Council & Belinda Rosenbaum!

Music - Christopher Benstead

source: Fling Physical Theatre Facebook page

source: Bega Valley Regional Gallery Facebook page
34 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1473
51 Michelle and a Volunteer_1523
52 Chalk Drawings on the Path_1525
40 Community Peace and Harmony Installation_1492
042 Crane for Peace and Harmony_1497
050 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1518_1520
0049 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1518
48 On the Green_1514
47 Blocks and Ink_1513
45 Drawing Printing Blocks_1507
046 Carving a Printing Block_1511
044 Carving a Printing Block_1505
51 Michelle and a Volunteer_1521
043 Latvian Independence Day_1499
0048 On the Green_1516
039 Latvian Independence Day_1490
041 Cranes for Peace and Harmony_1495
0037 Jen Mallinson Metal Sculpture_1487
38 Axe Carving New Moon Spoons_1488
36 Phil Inn Bush Poet_1479
0036 Phil Inn Bush Poet_1477
035 Julie Krone Blockprinting Workshop_1476
34 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1472
34 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1470
043 Latvian Independence Day_1500
34 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1465
34 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1464
034 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1469
034 Echo-Location performance,by y-fLiNG & Flux of Fling Physical Theatre_1468
33 Wyndham Basket Weavers_1463
0033 Wyndham Basket Weavers_1462
32 Hilary Peterson Postcards from Panboola_1461
31 Stencil Stamping Postcards from Panboola_1460
0031 Stencil Stamping Postcards from Panboola_1458
30 Postcards from Panboola_1454
0029 Orbs by Tharwa Valley Forge_1453
28 Childrens Botanical Drawings_1451
28 Childrens Botanical Drawings_1450
028 Childrens Botanical Drawings_1449
0028 Childrens Botanical Drawings_1452
26 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1447
0027 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1448
25 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1440
0025 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1443
26 Botanical Drawing with Ge Warburton_1445
24 Some Writing Product_1438
23 Phil Inn Bush Poetry_1436
23 Phil Inn Bush Poetry_1432
0023 Phil Inn Bush Poetry_1435
021 Orbs by Tharwa Valley Forge in Tips Billabong iPhone_7429
22 Industrial Derevolution by Mark Thompson_1430
21 Orbs by Tharwa Valley Forge in Tips Billabong_1426
0030 Postcards from Panboola_1456
20 Gabbie Stroud Youth Writing Workshop_1422
0021 Orbs by Tharwa Valley Forge in Tips Billabong_1428
0020 Gabbie Stroud Youth Writing Workshop_1424
0018 Panboola Volunteers_1417
17 Botanical Drawing with Sharon Stevens_1411
0017 Botanical Drawing with Sharon Stevens_1413
0016 Hilary Peterson_1405
015 Postcards from Panboola with Hilary Peterson_1407
015 Postcards from Panboola with Hilary Peterson_1406
015 Postcards from Panboola with Hilary Peterson_1403
06 Jen Mallinson Metal Sculpture iPhone_7428
14 New Moon Spoons_1401
13 Protea Wyndham Basket Weavers_1402
12 Wyndham Basket Weavers_8110
0012 Michelle Richmond Keeping an Eye Proceedings_1400
0011 Making Postcards from Panboola_1398
10 Spinning with Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins_1395
09 Julie Krone Blockprinting Workshop_1386
0009 Julie Krone Blockprinting Workshop_1388
0008 Coffee and Chat in the Shade_1385
07 Jen Mallinson Metal Bird over Tips_1384
006 Jen Mallinson Metal Sculpture iPhone_7427
0006 Sculpture around Tips_1381
05 Painter in the Grass_1377
04 The Old Bar Tips Billabong_1376
10 Spinning with Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins_1389
003 A Painter and his Muse_1371
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01 Preparation_1366
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02 Yarn Art and Decorated Trees_1367
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00 Thursday Preparations_7413

source: Ursula's Weekly Wanders facebook page

2021
A CELEBRATION OF IMPERMANENCE : THE EPHEMERAL FESTIVAL, PANBOOLA WETLANDS, NSW AUSTRALIA
 
written by Ursula - found here:
Ursula's Weekly Wanders | Facebook
and here:
"Ephemeral" - Panboola Wetlands |ursulasweeklywanders.com
 

Public Art – Local Heritage – Public Space
 

It was a glorious Autumn day. 

 

The mood of the participants at the annual Ephemeral – a one day festival celebrating the ever-changing light and landscape of the Panboola Wetlands – was one of gratitude: gratitude for the weather, which was allowing us to wander and workshop outdoors in comfort; gratitude for the space, which is protected by its Environmental Organisation status; and gratitude for the community, whose members had managed to remain in good cheer, and had come together to commune, educate, and entertain. 

 

It has been a long couple of years in this section of the country – as it has in many parts of the world. The festival was cancelled last year because of the Covid lockdowns, and for many months before that, communities in the area were battling unprecedented fires. In the weeks before the festival, many locals were again cut off: this time by flooding caused by well-above-average rainfalls that pummelled us for days. And, while fluctuating water-levels are be expected in a floodplain, the waters swept through at such a damaging rate that even heavy benches were moved. 

 

Fortunately, the Panboola Wetlands are supported by an army of volunteers who swung into action as soon as the rains abated, and by the time the festival was upon us, the walking tracks and open spaces winding around 82 hectare-space looked wonderful. When I arrived on the day, shortly before the festival was due to open up to the public, yarn art and origami cranes decorated the trees, and the artists and crafts-people and volunteers were already busy setting up.

 

Since my first visit to the Wetlands in 2013 (see: The Pinnacles and Panboola), I’ve become a volunteer – albeit not a very regular or conscientious one. But, I’m happy to spend a few weekly hours cleaning pathways, or counting flying foxes, or weeding out invasive plant species. There is something about these lands: every time I walk onto them, I feel a lifting of my spirit.

 

The Ephemeral festival is a collaboration between the Lonely Arts Club Pambula and the Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project. Through various grants from State, Regional and Local governments, it show-cases local talent and draws the community in to celebrate this unique landscape.

In years past, I’ve been away while the festival has been on, so I was looking forward to wandering with my cameras this year.

It did not disappoint!

music

workshops

  demonstrations

dance