All of us at SCULPTURE Bermagui extend a heartfelt thank you to the artists, visitors, volunteers, sponsors, donors and the town of Bermagui for supporting this year’s exhibition, held under challenging circumstances where many areas of NSW were flood zones.
The 2022 exhibition has included sculptures inspired by the natural world, exploring themes of sustainability and inviting environmental activism. Many pieces were created especially to interact with the surrounding physical environment, using the Bermagui coastline as a key design element.
John Fitzmaurice’s ‘Twist and Pop’ was the winner of the award from our major sponsor, the Bermagui Beach Hotel and the SCULPTURE Bermagui Award, with thanks to Michael and Manuela Darling, was given to Sam Anderson for ‘Bwindi’, which means impenetrable forest, the habitat of the endangered mountain gorilla. The Cox Family Acquisitive Award went to Daryl Harbrow for ‘King of the Sky’ and the Rob and Sally Hawkins Acquisitive award was given to local artist Edward Willson for ‘First day on earth’.
The prize pool for the Bermagui Business Award, donated by more than thirty Bermagui Businesses, totalled $4000 this year and funded the acquisition of a new sculpture for the permanent Bermagui collection, ’Forest’ by Michael Ferris.
Brandt Noack ‘Seaweed Fruits 3’ received the Dorothy Heasty Award and Boyd McMillan’s ‘Windy Morning’ was chosen by Jarra Collins to be the recipient of the Peter ‘Beatle’ Collins Memorial Acquisitive Award. Bob Teasdale was the recipient of the Carol Ladd Encouragement Award and Shannon Stone received the Ivy Hill Gallery Exhibition Award. The South East Arts Award was given to local artist Daniel Lafferty for ‘Boulders by Fire’.
View the 2022 Prize winners HERE