The coming exhibition will be held from Saturday March 11th until Sunday March 19th 2023.
Strong sales of the exhibits in 2022 have ensured the event founded by Bermagui locals, including Australian architect Philip Cox and writer Janet Hawley, is set for an exciting show next year with more than $30,000 prize money. The main prize has been significantly boosted to $15,000 for a single sculpture.
Sculpture Bermagui curator, Pauline Balos, said the aim of the increased prize money was to continue to encourage entries from high-end sculptors.
More than 6,000 people visited Sculpture Bermagui in 2022.
As well as the increased prize money for 2023, the Sculpture Bermagui organising committee has begun a revamp of the award judging criteria and judging panel, aiming for continuous improvement.
Committee president, Ivan Baker, said: “We’re thrilled with the response to the 2022 exhibition, despite some concerns about Covid and wet weather for a couple of days. We’re very grateful for the ongoing support from our generous donors and sponsors, dedicated volunteers and local residents. And we’re grateful to the exhibitors, including those who were battling floods and storms and did so well in difficult conditions to deliver their works.”
Our annual exhibition complements Bermagui’s diverse cultural life and highly valued natural environment on Djiringanj Yuin Country. Gulaga, mother mountain, overlooks the whole exhibition.
For information about where to stay while visiting our exhibition, please check the following list of some of the accommodation available:
There are many interesting things to see and do while you are visiting our beautiful area including: