THE Home Hill Harvest Festival is on its way in 2022 as the six Festival Queen entrants are busily fundraising for their respective organisations, while one of the first major events of the festival period, the annual Canefields Ephemera, will open up to the public on Sunday, September 11 in Lloyd Mann Gardens in Eighth Avenue.
Under the guidance of Home Hill businessman and artist, Uli Liessmann, the ten entrants in the Ephemera (including two from Townsville) will be constructing their artistic pieces in Lloyd Mann Gardens in the first two weeks of September, leading into the opening from 3pm for a 3.30pm start on September 11.
The general public is more than welcome to attend the opening and inspect the entries in what will be the first of many.
The Harvest Festival is in the process of building and erecting a new large modern installation in Lloyd Mann Gardens to complement the other installations that already exist in the park.
With help from the Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Library, Hydro Pacific, Home Hill Chamber and Sweet FM, this installation will be called “The Gate Way to Home Hill” and is a purpose-built aluminium structure dedicated to the past and present.
The structure will be covered in vinyl sheeting and will be featured with old and new photos, including art works for added colour, to be featured in a collage format of Home Hill residents.
With that in mind, the festival is looking for past and present photos of Home Hill people who have lived here or are still living here.
Those photos will be copied onto the vinyl sheeting and then affixed to the aluminium structure. In its fifth year, the Canefields Ephemera is Home Hill’s sculpture festival and it is hoped to make it an iconic photogenic installation which will tell some of the stories of the past.
It is a much loved and anticipated annual event, which has continued to grow over the years to its current standing as an outdoor sculpture exhibition, which is sure to impress local and state artists exhibiting works.
The eight-week display brings together the community to celebrate local artists. The Ephemera artwork is meant to be short-lived and enjoyed by visitors day and night while it is on display.
The Open Prize $1500, while the runner-up receives $500 and the People’s Choice winner.