About Sculpture Bermagui

Sculpture Bermagui brings diverse three dimensional art to the public, showcasing the skill and imagination of sculptors through works from established and renowned artists and emerging talent, from across the country.

Sculpture Bermagui’s passion for visual arts and cultural growth is driving this uniquely placed exhibition forward.

Local patrons, local and regional businesses and organisations also provide active support and funding for an expanding list of cash and in-kind prizes and awards.

Very importantly, our visitors have been buying increasing numbers of works and overall total sales have risen over the last few years.

This growing interest in and material support for art presented at Sculpture Bermagui has produced a greater incentive for sculptors to submit their work for the exhibition.

Sculpture Bermagui attracts an audience of thousands from the local community, Sydney and across NSW, Melbourne and Victoria, as well as from Canberra and the ACT. Travellers from other states and overseas also visit the exhibition.

Sculpture Bermagui acknowledges the Yuin nation, 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 Aboriginal 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.

Sculpture Bermagui is organised and delivered by Edgy Art Inc, a not for profit incorporated charitable organisation, with a voluntary management committee of experienced and dedicated local community members.

Sculpture Bermagui is only possible with the invaluable input of many other individual volunteers before, during and after the exhibition.

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!