Staged in the heart of unspoilt nature, Sculpture Bermagui is one of the NSW Far South Coast’s most popular events. It is held over 9 days each March in a charming coastal village surrounded by magnificent forests and splendid beaches.
The exhibition begins on the weekend of Labor Day in Victoria and Canberra Day in ACT. Exhibitors and art lovers mark this event as a highlight on their calendar.
The Outdoor sculptures are displayed on the beautiful Dickinson Point headland and foreshore overlooking Horseshoe Bay and Gulaga.
The Indoor sculptures are displayed in the nearby Bermagui Surf Club out of the elements, to enable appreciation of them 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
The Program often includes extra activities like engaging workshops, music and poetry.
Many artists choose on recycled materials and, given Bermagui’s coastal setting, entries often contain a nautical or nature based theme.
The numerous prizes are presented at the opening night celebration at a small event to bring artists, benefactors and community together.
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 2023 was more than $40,000 with the main prize significantly boosted to $15,000 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.