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Student Sculpture prize presented to BBHS “…let our light shine…”

The Sculpture on Clyde committee has presented the 2018 Student Sculpture prize to the school of the winning student artist.

“Firefly” by south coast artist Susan McAlister will now be on permanent exhibition at Bateman Bay High School to inspire and delight students. The sculpture was presented to Acting Principal Fiona Saunders and representative student, Teneal Crawford, standing in for the winner, Amanda Mohr who has completed Year 12 - but is leaving this creative legacy.

Sculpture on Clyde introduced the student sculpture exhibition this year and 40 entries were displayed in shopfronts throughout Batemans Bay’s CBD. Part of Amanda Mohr’s prize was a permanent sculpture in her school.

In explaining “Firefly”, artist Susan McAlister said, “a firefly is ordinary creature by day, but becomes remarkable when seen at night.

“Firefly” the sculpture reminds us that everyone has the potential to shine. We simply have to put ourselves in the right environment and let our light shine in order to be seen and attract the good things we desire in our lives.”

The committee hopes this sculpture will inspire students throughout their schooling. The Student Sculpture Exhibition will continue next year and students are urged to begin planning and executing their sculptures for showing in September 2019.

Meanwhile Eurobodalla Shire Council has endorsed the placement and illumination of the sites for the sculptures from the hugely successful Sculpture on Clyde exhibition, which will be added to the unique Sculpture Walk along the Clyde River foreshore.

Above: Year 7 sculptor Teneal Crawford and Acting BBHS Principal Fiona Saunders accept the Sculpture on Clyde Student Sculpture Award, “Firefly” by Susan McAlister.

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