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Site_Specific's annual Jozi Land Art autumn event is a must for lovers of art and nature.

Art meets environment in land art
Anni Snyman's "Thaga's Place", an autumn leaf illustration of a resident Cape Robin, alternatively known as "Thaga" in Tswana and "Jan Frederick" in Afrikaans. (Photo: Caroline Henderson, Site_Specific/Jozi Land Art).

The event, taking place at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia on the weekend of 8 to 10 May, will give Joburg residents the chance to see the artistic side of nature and natural materials. Land art is a movement in which the landscape/nature and the work of art are inextricably linked.

More than 20 artists will be interacting with the natural landscape in the gardens and will begin constructing their land art works in earnest from Friday, 8 May.

Visitors will be able to watch the artists working and to see the final works on Sunday, when they are invited to bring picnic lunches and to attend the official opening at 12 midday by lifestyle guru Jennifer Crwys-Williams, and hear the artists talk about their land art.

Children and adults alike are also invited to make their own land art works according to Site_Specific guidelines available at sitespecific.org.za.

The works will be exhibited in the areas alongside the path running from the old entrance at the Oliphants Road parking area down to the shore of the Emmarentia Dam.

For more information on the Jozi Land Art Spring Event, contact Chris Reinders on 083 463 3989, e-mail chris@theafricanmoonpress.co.za or visit Site_Specific/Jozi Land Art.