Sculpture on Clyde
When: 25th Aug 2018 10:00am - 2nd Sep 2018 5:00pm
Where: Guy Francis Heritage Building, 7 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay and Willinga Park, north of Batemans Bay
In a new and exciting development, Sculpture on Clyde 2018 will expand to include the world class sculpture space at Willinga Park, north of Batemans Bay. Outdoor sculptures entered for competition will be exhibited alongside the stunning international collection that already exists at Willinga Park. Indoor sculptures will again be exhibited in the Guy Francis heritage building, overlooking the beautiful Clyde River.
The popular Sculpture Walk will also be extended when the $50,000 Acquisitive Prize-winning sculpture is installed along the riverfront.
In addition, a Students Sculpture Walk will showcase sculptures crafted by local students in the windows of Batemans Bay businesses and an Underwater Sculpture Park is in the approval phase.
“Buoyansea” - a giant octopus acquired last year and who now lives at Mena’s Point along Beach Road - is already a local celebrity and the subject of many a selfie. Meanwhile “Duet” by Dora A. Rognvaldsdottir has been installed in the Stockland precinct for passers-by to enjoy and contemplate.
The Acquisitive Prize makes this event quite unique and has attracted widespread attention, from known and emerging artists. The $5,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize, Emerging Artist Award and several other categories will attract submissions with a variety of themes and forms – all for our interest, enjoyment and enlightenment.
It is this feature of community development which seems to have captured the imagination of sculptors from far and wide. How wonderful for local artists to have their work exhibited alongside the national and international masters – as well as be in contention for the top prize!
Sculpture is one of the most accessible forms of art – open for everyone to just look at or to interpret. The variety of forms and materials can capture the imagination of everyone who attends.
The two venues will be linked by shuttle buses and volunteers will be available to explain the sculptures to visitors. The committee has undertaken to expand the catalogue this year as a way of introducing the artists themselves, and the inspiration for their work. Picnic facilities, food and drinks will be available at Willinga Park and Batemans Bays’ restaurants and accommodation houses will have their doors open wide.
Spring will be in the air, so it’s definitely worth making plans early.
Sculpture on Clyde runs from August 25 until September 2, which includes Father’s Day. Make plans now and enjoy all that Batemans Bay has to offer in the Spring!