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 this year's 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.
- Bega Valley Shire Council (Acquisitive) Prize – $10,000 – subject to council requirements
- Sculpture Bermagui Prize – $7,000
- Bermagui Business Award (Acquisitive) – $6,000
- Cox Family (Acquisitive) Prize – $5,000
- Rob and Sally Hawkins (Acquisitive) Prize – $3,000
- Dorothy Heasty & Pauline Balos (Acquisitive) Prize for ‘A Fully Resolved Sculpture’ – $2,600
- Bega Country Club People’s Choice – Outdoor sculpture – $2,000
- Bega Cheese Limited People’s Choice – Indoor sculpture Prize – $1,000
- Bermagui Beach Hotel Publican’s Choice Prize – $600 (Accommodation package)
- Wilma Enabling Prize – $800 (Enabling ongoing activities for youth and children)
- Wilma Enabling Prize – $500 (2021 Youth participant)
- South East Arts Achievement for Local Sculptor Award – $500
- Peter ‘Beetle’ Collins Memorial Prize – $500
- Carol Ladd’s Children’s Choice Prize – $500