Photo of the Day: Straw Art Festival

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SLAMA – land art festival is an artistic concept, uniting both a manifestation and artistic space. It binds cultural and traditional heritage, using natural resources and promoting principles of sustainable development. At a field alongside Kopački Rit nature park during several days artist use thousands of hay bales to create sculptures in the open.

The festival successfully combines modern sculpting expression in straw, a material both characteristic and traditional in the region, with ancient harvest customs, giving this local and regional project a wider time and geographic dimension.

The international artistic team assembles in Baranja in mid-August, when they begin all-day work in the field, with an accent on authorship, but also team work.

The last day of the manifestation is reserved for the final ceremony, attracting a large number of visitor from neighbouring towns and villages. As a sign of gratitude, the largest sculpture is burned at sunset.


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