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Hannelie Coetzee presents the second Art/Science #FireGrazer performance at the NIROX Sculpture Park on 24 June 2017
Posted on April 26, 2017.

Artist and subject (via Reney Warrington‏)

Hannelie Coetzee will direct 'Locust and Grasshopper', the second Art/Science #FireGrazer performance on 24 June 2017 at the NIROX Sculpture Park, in partnership with University of the Witwatersrand scientists Sally Archibald (Ecologist) and James Harrison (Entomologist), Working on Fire, NIROX Sculpture Park, Lizamore & Associates and 5D Surveys.

This performance entails the live burning of new imagery onto the grasslands, using art as a tool to communicate complex systems and build awareness of pressing ecological issues.

The audience will join Coetzee on a 6km hike to view the #Firegrazer performance followed by an exclusive small solo exhibition at the NIROX Sculpture park pavilion, curated by Lizamore & Associates.

The hike will pass some world-famous artworks, and allow the audience to experience the beauty of the Highveld grassland. This performance also grants the audience access to the beautiful NIROX Reserve.

Hannalie Coetzee, 'Eland and Benko', #FireGrazer performance, 2015

All ages welcome who can walk 6km round-trip.

This weather dependent art/science intervention needs to have a flexible audience.

Please make sure you are prepared for the hike with comfortable shoes, hats, sunblock etc.

Tickets price is R420 for adults R200 for kids (kids under 4 has free access), includes dinner and a complimentary drink.

Cash bar by Meridian Wine Merchants available at the NIROX Pavilion after the performance.

Should weather not permit for the performance to take place on Saturday 24 June 2017, it will be moved to Sunday 25 June 2017.

Program (subject to change):

14:00 - 14:30

Audience meet at the NIROX Pavilion to start the 3km uphill hike to the artwork/field study site. (35 minutes for fast hikers 1 hour for strollers).

15:30 – 16:00

The audience meets the firefighters on-site then settle on the spectators' site with a complimentary sundowner from Mad Giant.

16:00 -16:30

Working on Fire performs prescribed veld fire performance of Locust and Grasshopper.


The audience walks back downhill to the NIROX pavilion after the #Firegrazer burn (30 min hike with headlamps/phone lights and lanterns along the way. Sunsets at 17:30 so it will be a brisk hike).

17:30 - 21:00

Warm streetstyle dinner is served by Polka Dot. Exhibition opens in association with Lizamore & Associated of at the NIROX Pavilion.

Buy tickets online.

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