Howard Park presents it's third natural art installation
Howard Park Wines will unveil its third natural art installation at the end of September, 'Nature's Pirouette'; a collaboration between local botanical stylist Cherise Woodhams from De La Terre, with the exciting support of the West Australian Ballet.
Howard Park commissioned two natural art pieces in 2018: the vine sculpture Transience by Stu McMillan; and in a region-first, Flora Suspended, a ‘decaying floral chandelier’ by Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers.
The upcoming installation is the culmination of months of planning by Cherise of De La Terre, with the design to include unique surprise elements provided by West Australian Ballet.
It will be suspended, mobile-like, from the vast cellar door ceiling at heights of up to 7 metres. Cherise has been heavily inspired by the ballet theme with the project, which is predicted to be light & ethereal, incorporating flow and movement.
Howard Park is a proud sponsor of West Australian Ballet & has a long-running family history with professional ballet in Australia. It is the only winery in Australia – and, most likely, the world – to boast a former Principal Dancer and Soloist on its staff.
The floral art piece will be on view from Saturday, September 28 (the Queen’s Birthday long weekend) at Howard Park’s Margaret River Cellar Door, until the end of January.
The installation is composed to take full advantage of the Howard Park cellar door - one of the foremost architectural designs in the Margaret River region. The building was awarded by the Royal Institute of Architects in 2000 and named one of Australia’s top 12 buildings by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2005. It is a prime example of Feng Shui design in Western Australia.
Howard Park is inspired by the world of ballet thanks to its family roots, most specifically the careers of David Burch and Lesley Scogna, both the siblings of owner Jeff Burch. The entire Jeté sparkling range is an ode to their history as professional dancers.
Steered by the Burch family, Howard Park and MadFish Wines have had a long association with artists. With everything from a commissioned Andrew Carter piece that takes up one entire wall in the cellar door, through to the MadFish wine label illustration by the late indigenous artist Maxine Fumagalli, art has been part of the cellar door’s history, particularly focusing on Western Australian artists.
Floral Art Installation
September 28th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
Cellar Door open 10am – 5pm daily
Howard Park Winery, 543 Miamup Road, Cowaramup