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, local and regional businesses and organisations.
Edgy Art Inc. (ABN 93559906457) 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.
Very importantly, our visitors have been buying increasing numbers of works and the overall total sales has risen over the last few years. And from 2020 we have 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 the 2021 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, the Mother mountain, Gulaga National Park, Wallaga Lake, Biamanga National Park and those along the Bermagui–Wallaga Lake Yuin Cultural Heritage Trail (signs care of National Trust Far South Coast).
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.
2022 Prizes & Awards – more than $33,500 cash
- Bermagui Beach Hotel Award–Bermagui Beach Hotel Major Sponsor $8,000. Judges: Yannis Gantner and Claire Wheaton
- Cox Family Acquisitive Award–Cox Family, Long-term Patrons – $5,000
Judges: Philip Cox and Janet Hawley
- SCULPTURE Bermagui Award–Michael and Manuela Darling, Long-term Patrons $5,000 Judge: Jamie Derkenne
- Bermagui Business Acquisitive Award–Funds contributed by many Bermagui businesses >$3,500 Judges: Artist Care Volunteers
- Rob & Sally Hawkins Acquisitive Award–Hawkins Family, Long-term Supporters $4,000 Judges: Rob and Sally Hawkins
- Dorothy Heasty Award–Heasty Family, Long-term Supporters $2,000
Judges: Dorothy Heasty and Pauline Balos
- South East Arts Achievement Award for Local Sculptor – South East Arts $500 Judge: Helen O’Neil
- Peter ‘Beatle’ Collins Memorial Award–Collins Family (memorial prize new in 2021) $500 Judges: Jarrah Collins and Christine McKay
- Carol Ladd Encouragement Award–Carol Ladd, Long-term Supporter $500 Judge: Carol Ladd
- Ivy Hill Exhibition Award–Carolyn Killen, Long-term Supporter, $500 + exhibition at Ivy Hill Gallery Judge: Carolyn Killen
- Facilitation Award for Encouraging Sculpture–Debra Cushion, Long-term Supporter $800 to facilitate arts in the region
- People’s Choice Outdoor Sculpture: Bermagui Country Club $2,000
- People’s Choice Indoor Sculpture: Bega Cheese $1,000