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International interest in ‘Sculpture Bermagui’ show

12th Annual Exhibition 9–18 March 2018

PROGRAM UPDATE

Sculpture Bermagui  is just around the corner!  Starting with an Opening Ceremony on Friday 9 March, Sculpture Bermagui continues until Sunday 18 March with a fire sculpture closing event.

In between, visitors will see large and small works from established and emerging sculptors from all around Australia, as well as many from within our region. A range of activities has been developed to increase visitors’ enjoyment of the exhibition, including Starlight Conversations with Artists, Torchlight Tours, Musical entertainment, and new this year, a Children’s craft workshop.

Djaadjawan DancersOne of the highlights of Sculpture Bermagui 2018 is the Craft Workshop “Wrapped”, with local artist Helen Morris, which will run Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 March from 10.00 til 3.00. The Saturday session will be guest facilitated by the Djaadjawan Dancers, who will share cultural knowledge and creative skills using natural resources collected on Yuin country. All our welcome, especially children!

Some of the artists will be taking part in the Symposium on Saturday 17 March.  The Symposium provides a unique opportunity for the public to gain an understanding of the work of four of our exhibiting artists. These sculptors will present a range of creative, conceptual and artistic responses to site and landscape, form and contemporary ideas. Join us to enjoy a delightful meal and take the time to interact with the community of sculptors. For bookings, go to www.sculpturebermagui.org.au.

So come along and enjoy over 110 artworks on the beautiful Dickinson Point headland and foreshore as well at the smaller works in the nearby Community Centre.

ABOVE: Djaadjawan Dancers. IMAGE: Shannon Mason.


 

PLANNING IS WELL underway for the 2018 Sculpture Bermagui exhibition. The lineup of exhibitors includes entries from as far afield as Thailand and works being especially created for the Bermagui exhibition.

Multi-disciplinary artist, Giles Ryder, who practices in Thailand and Cambodia will be exhibiting “Golden Space Doughnut”, a sculpture created from Perspex, mixed media and enamel.  Highlighting the artist’s creative view of the world, it will be one of the many highlights of this year’s Sculpture Bermagui.

Created especially for Sculpture Bermagui, John Blay, Amanda Stuart and Jane Ulman’s work “Les St Hill and the Tin Canoe”, comes to Bermagui after being shown at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney to great acclaim.

REEL BIG FISHWith over 110 sculptures being shown on Dickinson Point Headland and in the Bermagui Community Centre, in the largest ever Sculpture Bermagui, the 2018 exhibition is  set to be a record-breaker.  Coinciding with the Bermagui Seaside Fair and with the long weekend in ACT and Victoria, the 2018 Sculpture Bermagui is just one more reason to visit the wonderful unspoilt Sapphire Coast.

Businesses in the region are showing great support with Bermagui Country Club becoming one of a new group of supporters and sponsors.

Chairman of the Sculpture Bermagui organising committee, Paul Payten said “Sculpture Bermagui is not only a landmark arts exhibition, but is an important boost to the local economy, and thankfully our local businesses are seeing the importance of this and other artistic endeavours in the area”.

The exhibition opens with a cocktail party and prize announcements on Friday 9 March, and continues through the next ten days with torchlight sculpture tours around the headland, an artists’ symposium, musical entertainment and ends on Sunday 18 March with a closing ceremony with works featuring fire becoming more numerous and popular, lighting up the headland.

For more information and the full programme, visit www.sculpturebermagui.org.au.

MAIN IMAGE: Les St Hill and the Tin Canoe / Blay, Stuart, Ulman.   INSET: Reel Big Fish / Tobias Bennett.

—  media release

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