WITH new works on exhibition from nationally recognized sculptors including Michael Snape, Adam Rish, Philip Spelman, Rae Bolotin and Michael Purdy, the Far South Coast’s premier sculpture exhibition, Sculpture on the Edge, will again be a delight for art lovers.
Opening this Friday, March 2 and running for 10 days until Sunday, March 11, the event will feature large sculptures exhibited on picturesque Endeavour Point, Horseshoe Bay beach and Dickinson Park at Bermagui, as well as an exhibition of small sculptures in the Community Centre.
Greer Taylor, fresh from winning the acquisition prize at Sculpture at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, will take two days to install her contemporary piece, ‘Vortex’ on the headland, continuing into the opening day, giving the public an opportunity to see a work in progress.
Local sculptor and surfer, Peter “Beatle” Collins will exhibit ‘Wave Out of Water’, the latest in his series of large, wave sculptures made from sticks. This work has recently returned to our shores from Korea where it featured at the Busan Biennale.
And other established, regional artists including Randall Sinnamon, Mike McGregor, Ulan Murray and Jen Mallison will exhibit alongside locals including Joy Georgeson, Mike St. Clair and Tony Millard.
In an associated event, Trevor Dunbar will have a solo exhibition of his entertaining, pop sculpture, imbued with social commentary, at Shop 7 Art Space at the Fisherman’s Wharf.
Sculpture on the Edge volunteers will man the open garden weekend at international architect, Philip Cox’s coastal, bush retreat, ‘Thubbul’, just south of Bermagui. Visitors will be able explore the landscaped courtyards formed by detached, contemporary bungalows and featuring Philip Cox’s outdoor sculpture collection. The property will be open from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday March 11.
The Horizon Credit Union People’s Choice Award for large sculpture and the Blue Wave Seafood People’s Choice Award for small sculpture will be announced at The People’s Picnic on the headland, on Sunday March 11. The general public is invited to come along and get involved in the event wind up from 5.30pm to 8pm with a gourmet sausage sizzle, live music, and fire sculpture.
While Sculpture on the Edge has been partly funded in the past by Government grants, the staging of this year’s event has been totally reliant on the financial support of local business and community members.
“The Committee is especially grateful for the continuing support of Horizon Credit Union, who became our principal sponsor four years ago,” says Event Manager, Jan Ireland.
“Bermagui Country Club is also continuing its generous support for the third year running,” she continues, “and we welcome the support of our new sponsors, especially Doctor Jenny Wray from Bermagui Medical Centre, Rosemary and Graham at Blue Wave Seafood, and Christina and Trevor Kennedy from Horse Island”.
SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE: Greer Taylor will continue construction of her threaded sculpture installation on the opening day of Sculpture on the Edge.