‘A Land of Fizz’ is an evening’s entertainment from seltzer brand Fellr, focusing around a sculpture inspired by the Worimi Conservation Lands.
The event will be held on 8 February at the recently opened Pleasures Playhouse, and follows on from last March’s ‘A Land of Fizz’ at China Heights Gallery.
The line-up features art from abstract artist and sculptor Elliott Routledge, photographer Matt Cherubino and a short film by Sam Brumby. Music will be provided by DJs including Elijah Something, Honey Point and Command D.
Fellr will be providing $6 tins all night, and a free drink upon arrival.
Cherubino and Routledge were invited to The Worimi Conservation Lands in Nelson Bay, a 4,200 site, and a sacred place for the Worimi people. The area contains the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, where the artists were tasked with creating a temporary installation piece inspired by the environment.
The result was a 250kg sculpture which was around different locations in the Conservation Lands and photographed by Cherubino.
“The idea for the trip was to create something unique, somewhere unique. To explore a location within Australia I had never been to before and that would be an unexpected environment for a sculpture,” Routledge says.
“The Worimi conservation lands ticked all those boxes and teaming up with Matt Cherubino to document the work was amazing. Having his energy and wisdom in finding the best shots and locations was inspiring to see in real time.
“With these characteristics in mind, the aim of the sculpture was to appear to fit in whilst standing out at the same time. The landscape is so sparse and otherworldly, so I wanted to create something that felt like it was from another place. Something unexpected and surprising, as if it had been placed there from another planet and camouflaged with the colours of the sand and sky,” the artist continues.
The sculpture was photographed by Cherubino, who also commented on the project.
“As I learnt more about both the landscape’s importance to the Worimi and how Elliott’s sculpture sat amongst the dunes, I felt we walked away with a body of work that was reflective of our time in the dunes and an informed adaptation to the original vision. The works rugged imperfections shaped by the wind as are the dunes themselves and the yin/yang between art and environment.”
Both the sculpture and the photography will be on display at the event, with guests invited to ‘find their own fizz’ while interacting with them.
The event runs from 7pm to midnight at Pleasures Playhouse, 6 Harbour Street, Sydney.