About SCULPTURE Bermagui

Bringing diverse three dimensional art to the public is what SCULPTURE Bermagui does well. It showcases the skill and imagination of sculptors by gathering works from established and renowned artists, along with emerging talent, from across the country.

Passion for visual arts and cultural growth is driving this uniquely placed sculpture exhibition forward.

An expanding list of cash and in-kind prizes and awards is made possible through the generosity and active support of our local patrons as well as local and regional businesses and organisations.

Entries

Very importantly, our visitors have been buying increasing numbers of works and the overall total sales has risen over the last few years. And 2020 has even exceeded previous years with 40% of the exhibited sculptures sold.

This growing interest and support for art presented at SCULPTURE Bermagui has produced a greater incentive for sculptors to enter and a record number of entries were accepted for this year’s exhibition.

Audience

Each year, an audience of many thousands flock to SCULPTURE Bermagui. They come from the local community and South East NSW, Sydney and across NSW, Melbourne and Victoria, as well as from Canberra and the ACT. Travellers from other states and overseas also make a point of visiting this unique exhibition.

SCULPTURE Bermagui acknowledges the Yuin nation and their land on which the exhibition takes place and we pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. 

The local region has an active and increasingly visible First Nation culture. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy talented artists, recognised storytellers, dance groups, musicians and galleries. Nearby places of indigenous significance to experience include Gulaga National Park, Wallaga Lake, Biamanga National Park and those along the Bermagui–Wallaga Lake Yuin Cultural Heritage Trail.

Who

Edgy Art Inc. is a not for profit incorporated charitable organisation and it organises and delivers SCULPTURE Bermagui.  The voluntary management team is made up of experienced and dedicated local community members working to their strengths in marketing, finance, administration, people management and curation.

It is only possible to run SCULPTURE Bermagui with the invaluable input of many other individual volunteers  manning the desks, curating and managing the Indoor and Outdoor exhibitions and a myriad of other tasks happening before, during and after the event.

2020 Prizes & Awards

– a similar prize pool is anticipated for 2021

 

2020 Exhibition Catalogue

SCULPTURE Bermagui 2020

  • Bega Valley Shire Council (Acquisitive) Prize – $10,000 – subject to council requirements
  • Sculpture Bermagui Prize – $7,000
  • Cox Family (Acquisitive) Prize – $5,000
  • Rob and Sally Hawkins (Acquisitive) Prize – $3000 NEW FOR 2020
  • Bermagui Business (Acquisitive) Award – $3,000
  • Dorothy Heasty & Pauline Balos (Acquisitive) Prize for ‘A Fully Resolved Sculpture’ – $2,500
  • Bermagui Country Club People’s Choice – Outdoor Sculpture Prize – $1,000
  • South East Arts Achievement for Local Sculptor Award – $500
  • Marshall and Tacheci Real Estate People’s Choice Prize – Indoor Sculpture Prize – $500
  • Carol Ladd’s Children’s Choice Prize – $500

Past Winners:
2018 Prizes & Awards

  • Cox Family Prize (Acquisitive)
    $5,000
    Jen Mallinson – Influence
  • Dorothy Heasty & Pauline Balos Prize (Acquisitive)
    $2,500
    Vlase Nikoleski – Foreshore
  • Bermagui Country Club People’s Choice Prize 
    $1,000
    Ulan Murray – Umbra
  • Bermagui Business Award
    $1,000
    Tobias Bennett – Real Big Fish
  • South East Arts Achievement Award
    $500
    Joy Georgeson – Timelines 1 & 2
  • Marshall and Tacheci Real Estate People’s Choice Prize Indoor
    $500
    Paul Dimmer – Bedraggled
  • Carol Ladd’s Children’s Choice Prize
    $500
    Jesse Graham – Love in the Deep

2017 Prizes & Awards

  • Bega Valley Shire Council Prize (Acquisitive)
    $10,000
    Simon Pankhurst – Out for a Stroll
  • Cox Family Prize (Acquisitive)
    $5,000
    David Doyle – Stringy Bark
  • Dorothy Heasty & Pauline Balos Prize for ‘A Fully Resolved Sculpture’
    $2,000
    John Fitzmaurice – Morphing Barrel
  • ANU Residency Prize
    Shannon Hobbs – Hot Head and The Whale
  • Belconnen Arts Centre Exhibition Prize
    John Fitzmaurice – You Wish
  • The Janet Shirley Walker Environmental Award
    $1,000
    Gary Christian – Birdsong
  • Bega Cheese People’s Choice Prize for a Large Sculpture
    $1,000
    John Payne – Drop to Earth
  • South Coast Holiday Parks Bermagui Encouragement Award
    $500
    Portia Terlich – Speak for the Trees
  • South East Arts
    Local Encouragement Award

    $500
    Jesse Graham –  Unbuoyansea
  • Marshall and Tacheci Real Estate
    People’s Choice Prize for a Small Sculpture
    $500
    Amanda Harrison – Enchante
  • Bendigo Bank Pambula
    Children’s Choice Prize for a Large Sculpture
    $250
    Leigh Anne Sydenham – Eye See You
  • Bendigo Bank Pambula
    Children’s Choice Prize for a Small Sculpture
    $250
    Jenni Bourke – Yes!