Pearl Beach Arboretum unveils Ephemeral Art Trail

Sculptures by Gaby Porter

Pearl Beach Arboretum has brought art to life with its inaugural Ephemeral Art Trail, PBEAT 2021, in a bid to continue the creative traditions of its 45-year history.

The trail, which includes 18 installations from artists and seven community installations including a temporary labyrinth for meditation, will run until Sunday, July 4 at the Arboretum on Crystal Ave.

Secretary for the Pearl Beach Arboretum, Mary Knaggs, said ephemeral art and land allows people to appreciate cultural and natural environments.

“Ephemeral art only occurs once, like a happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery,” Knaggs said.

“Bring your family and friends and immerse yourself in nature and in art.”

Other installations by local and other artists include: a giant cat catching a bird to deter people allowing their cats into the bush, a cubby house cocoon by a group of teenage cousins, and a Bunyips’ Nest.

Visitors will have the option in voting for the People’s Choice Award by visiting the Arboretum’s website and Instagram page.

The Arboretum recommends visitors attend in daylight hours and wear sensible shoes, with special activities to be held on some weekends.

The Arboretum asks for a minimum donation of $5 per adult to help further the work of the Arboretum.

The trail begins at the Arboretum Cottage via Crystal Ave entrance.

Media release, June 2
Pearl Beach Arboretum