Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024 > The Sounds Created by the Land — selected beanies Exhibition Index | Beanie Makers Artisan

Selection of some of the magnificent works from the 2024 Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition…

Congratulations to Mellisa Trommestad for being selected as the Winner of “The Creation of your Favourite Land Prize”, for her ‘Floral Reef’.


Floral Reef

by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD
Floral Reef is my response to the theme for the 2024 Alice Springs Beanie Festival exhibition “Listen to the Land”.

My beanie is a stement about the regeneration and natural cycles and listening to the land – the reef is our living land mass.

The dots – represent the polyps the sand the sea spray…the end or the beginning…the dots that connect. Blue is for the ocena.

The floral/coral colony looks so fragile and vulnerable though it has resilience and keeps growing though it seems to be dying it is still generating life itself.

The soft flowy spikes suggest movement, life, regeneration and growth.

Healing nature. Listening to the Land.

Floral Reef
Mellisa Trommestad Visual Art 2024

Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD - Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024
Floral Reef by Mellisa Trommestad, Cairns QLD – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024

Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2024The Sounds Created by the Land Exhibition Beanies 2024 – Index Exhibition Beanies 2024 – 2 ‘Alice’ Queen of the Outback Crown “All Washed Up” A climate-story Birdies Birds Birdsong Black Birddddd Bleached As Bro Bush Bus to Titjikala Dogs Emu Endangered Black-footed Rock Wallaby Flora and fauna of our land Floral Reef Fly High Butterfly Grandma Knitting “Hello Cocky!” Hopping Mad Grasshopper Icons of the outback Is anyone listening? Kukeri Lessons from a Weaver Listen “Listen to Sea Country – k’gari” Lizard on a rock Malu Kuru My Doll My Favourite Historic Bush Man “Quiet Please” Ring Tail Possum Save Wallum Spinifex Fix Sunset Snuggles The Sound of Laughter The Sounds of Wānaka Walkabout Wombats

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