Following on from the highly successful 2018 Sculpture on Clyde exhibition at both Clyde Street and Wilinga the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber submitted a public art application for three sculptural works to be considered for placement. Council agreed to two however it was alas for the sculpture Pelicant by Jesse Graham with the Council's Public Arts Advisory Committee recommending to decline acceptance of the sculpture. The Sculpture on Clyde, run by the Chamber and supported by passionate volunteers and the generosity of spirit of patron Terry Snow of Willinga Park responded however to public opinion and secured the sculpture by way of very successful Crowd Funding campaign. The sculpture will be part of the legacy Sculpture walk that is being created by the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber however, as the Council public arts committee shunned it, the otherwise very popular art piece was acquired and will be installed at the end of the walkway on private land within the Batemans Bay Marina, much to the enjoyment of residents and visitors who walk the stunning foreshore of the Clyde River. Temporarily placed at present, the sculpture is hoped to be fully installed in the coming weeks in readiness for a grand opening on Australia Day.
Above: The Pelicant has landed @batemansbay_marina 😎📸 @jeffmorello