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The Dam and the House at Narra Bukulla. Picture by Martina Ely.

Artist In Residence 2024 

Sculpture Bermagui is proud to announce the Narra Bukulla Artist in Residence (AIR). 20th Oct. -20th Dec. 2024. Tanja, NSW.

The successful applicant will receive a $2,500 stipend.

The AIR will be for three months at Narra Bukulla, a property adjacent to Mimosa Rocks National Park and located in a large studio on a private property. It is next to a forest of spotted gums, the habitat of fascinating flora and wildlife, and a walk or short drive to pristine beaches. The property has an established collection of site specific artworks created by family, friends and by commission. The ethos of the hosting family (who reside on the property) has been four generations of passionate creativity and innovation in the arts, scientific research, and architecture, all fostering sustainability initiatives.

Accommodated in a large private shed, the studio is peaceful, with high ceilings, large, long walls, an open floor space with roller-door access. The living quarters are rudimentary, with semi-wheelchair access. The artist will be inducted to take full advantage of the facilities, will be taken on a tour of local environmental and historical sites, and any other points of interest related to their project.

The artist will be introduced to the community’s local artists and cultural institutions. First Nation artists will be introduced to representatives of the Djiringanj Clan of the Yuin Nation.

During the AIR, an open studio presentation or workshop by the artist will be required. Following the AIR, the artist is invited to exhibit in Sculpture Bermagui 2025, with the understanding that the outcomes/artworks of the AIR may unfold organically during the residency, and the form this may take is flexible. Permission to document your AIR is required for use in the future promotion of the residency and Sculpture Bermagui event.

Narra Bukulla and Sculpture Bermagui acknowledge the Djiringanj traditional owners of the Country on which the Artist in Residency is held.

For more information please visit the Artist in Residency page.

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The 2024 Exhibition was held from 9th to 17th March. 

Search our online catalogue by Artist, Artwork Number or Location.

You can also download a Sculpture Bermagui Catalog 2024 for offline viewing.

The Outdoor sculptures were displayed on the beautiful Dickinson Point headland and foreshore overlooking Horseshoe Bay and Gulaga. 

The Indoor sculptures were displayed in the nearby Bermagui Surf Club and in a new space for 2024, the Street Gallery. These 2 galleries provided protection from the elements enabling appreciation of indoor artworks and their more vulnerable nature.

With works coming from across the country and occasionally overseas, we continue to exhibit a high standard of artistic expression, diversity and quality, with a focus on affordability too.

Sculpture Bermagui increases in popularity each year for artists, art lovers and volunteers. It offers a free and exciting exhibition for all ages to indulge in and explore sculpture to their hearts’ content, away from the pressures of daily life.

The prize pool in 2024 was $45,000 with the main prize significantly boosted to $20,000 for a single sculpture.

Many say this community-based occasion is well worth the drive. It is an excuse for a well-earned break amongst nature and art, with good food and fun at hand, in our coastal village.

The patrons for the 2024 exhibition were Philip Cox AO and Janet Hawley.

Supported by a significant donation from Michael and Manuela Darling

 
 
The major sponsor for the 2024 event is the Bermagui Beach Hotel.

 

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Sculpture Bermagui acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our exhibition is held, the Yuin nation and their long connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Yuin Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Sculpture Bermagui acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our exhibition is held, the Yuin nation and their long connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Yuin Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.