‘Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu ‘(Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children) Ephemeral Sand Art Exhibition by Craig Tapp
10 February – 21 February 2014
An exhibition by North Stradbroke Island’s renowned sand artist, Craig Tapp, will go on display at Cleveland Library in February.
Bujang Jarah Bulkari Taco Jahjum Nu (Mother Earth Coming Together for All Children) features ephemeral sand art by Craig and sand art designs from students at Cleveland District State High School and Carinity Education – Southside, in Sunnybank.
Craig is a Nuggi Nunnucal man from North Stradbroke Island. Craig is an Artist of many talents, his work includes acrylic on canvas, natural sand art designs on canvas and jewellery carving and design, using natural materials gathered from the beaches, mangroves and surrounding landscapes of Moreton Bay.
As part of a conservation education project in 2013 supported Redland City Council community grants program and Red Arts-Redland Arts Council, Sibelco Australia and Redlands State Members. As part of the project Craig facilitated workshops with students from Cleveland District State High School and Carinity South Side High School to create their own sand art designs which have been photographed framed and will be showcased at the Library.
The Sand Art Imagines highlight the celebration of nature, and the need to reclaim damaged landscapes and restore ecosystems to establish a balanced coexistence with natural systems,
Schools throughout the region will be invited to visit the Library to view the exhibition.
The exhibition is in honour of Craig’s Father, John Tapp Senior Australian Boxing Champion and community advocate for his people whose life size portrait will be on display by Andrea Crosser.