Nine impressive student sculptures have already been submitted for exhibition in the Student Sculpture Walk which will run in conjunction with Sculpture on Clyde August 25 – September 2.
Three local high schools will also submit students’ artworks for viewing by on a sculpture trail through Batemans Bay’s CBD. The young sculptors will be in the running for a $100 prize, as will the shop owners with the most outstanding display.
A map will mark the spots where local students’ works are exhibited, and families and visitors will be encouraged to walk the CBD in search of these artistic treasures. The end point will lead treasure hunters to the amazing indoor sculpture exhibition of works competing for some of the $60,000 in prize money as part of the Sculpture on Clyde.
Above: This sculpture by Lilly Ralston will be exhibited in the Studet Sculpture Walk during the Sculpture on Clyde festival.
Local businesses are being approached this week and asked to exhibit sculpture in their windows.
The nine sculptures already in the collection were created during the Academic Challenge between local schools in which students had one day to make a sculpture using geometric lines and platonic shapes. They had limited resources and were expected to minimise waste, as well as deliver a presentation on the meaning and method behind their creations.
“It was an extraordinary day and a privilege to see these young artistic, mathematical minds at work,” said Sculpture on Clyde committee member and Academic Challenge judge, Frances Harmey.
“I hope many more schools and young artists decide to get involved in our Student Sculpture Walk.
“And we also need business owners to offer their shop windows to exhibit the work or our young sculptors.”
Anyone interested can contact Frances Harmey at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Sculpture on Clyde website and Facebook page.