Art Insure

Various locations around Plettenberg Bay

Aqua (not a drop to drink)

Charles Levin and Carol Nathan-Levin
Aqua (not a drop to drink), 10 000 litre JoJo Rainwater Tank, bolts ,
Desalination Plant at the Piesang River Lagoon


Heather Greig



Charles Levin and Carol Nathan-Levin at Various locations around Plettenberg Bay

Site_Specific Land Art Events promote site specific art in Africa, facilitating communities to care for and appreciate their environment, as well as supporting and co-ordinating art and environmental creators and patrons.

We describe it as a form of communion with the land that changes one’s perceptions of given surroundings. It is like being given new eyes. Even after the art has been reabsorbed into nature, the memory of it persists and informs one’s interaction with the landscape. It doesn’t demand visual literacy or education to be moved by the experience of a great land art piece. It is immediate, and enhances one’s own sense of being in the world. Land art engages in the much-needed integration of ‘culture’ and ‘nature’. Sometimes it is a celebration of the land that sustains us. Often it reminds us of the temporary nature of our shared existence.

Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale launched in Plettenberg Bay 2011. Land Art as a genre is particularly suited to merging perceptions regarding culture and nature, connecting community and conservation to the benefit of both human inhabitants and the environment.

Between 10 & 17 August 2013 Site_Specific is staging it's secondInternational Land Art Biennale event in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. These events are created in close collaboration with all stakeholders, making each experience uniquely site specific. Influential land artists from South Africa and abroad are invited, along with other national and local artists. Programmes and workshops facilitate a collaborative process of sharing and the exchange of knowledge, skills, and experiences. In this way the practice of land art, and the conversation around issues of land, environment, and the dilemma's faced in our century and on our continent are highlighted.

Heather Greig, +27(0)83 736 3979


Anni Snyman, +27(0)83 252 2035

10 August 2013 - 17 August 2013