Oct 2008
Art & Inspiration, news
Beach Art

We had the pleasure of being invited to attend the 2nd Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Art Festival (BBIEAF) held in Daet, Camarines Norte. The art festival, hosted and organized by artist Joaquin Palencia, saw the coming together of various artists from the Philippines, the US, China and Japan in a common thrust to explore the issues of sustainability and art.

From September 29 to October 3, these artists will have worked on massive installations that will be put on display along the stretch of Bagasbas Beach, known to be a popular surfing haunt. The aim of the festival is two-fold: not only will the art address the festival’s theme but it is also hoped that through an immersion process with Daet’s local communities, artists can produce multi-layered collaborative work with the members of the community set within the context of Daet’s traditions, histories, environment and daily life.
Artists include Kawayan de Guia, Claro Ramirez, Mark Salvatus and Wire Tuazon from the Philippines, Ashley Thorner of the US, Sara Tse of China and Hitoshi Yamafuji from Japan. The exhibit will be curated by Dr. Patrick Flores.

We’ve initially posted a video of one of the artists, Ashley Thorner. Watch out for more in the coming posts

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