SCULPTURE Bermagui have voiced their deep gratitude to those businesses that contributed to funding the 2021 Bermagui Business Award. The combined record donation from over 50 Bermagui businesses of $6,000 allowed the selection committee to choose from a range of outstanding works.
Above: Artist Robert, Host Kelly and President Paul SCULPTURE Bermagui said "The Bermagui Business Award selection committee comprised a group of our newly established volunteer Art Guides, mostly practising artists themselves, who applied a rigorous set of criteria, developed by the exhibition Curator, that included artistic merit, durability and safety. The selection of Robert Barnstone’s steel piece ‘Crevice’ was unanimous. "Robert has had a highly successful career as an architect, artist and academic, both in Australia and the United States with installations across the world. ‘Crevice’ will be an outstanding addition to the sculptures that now make up a growing collection of works on display in Bermagui. To draw such an established artist speaks well of the reputation of SCULPTURE Bermagui and his love of the region. "Due to the challenges related to installing these acquired sculptures on public land, we need to find suitable privately owned or managed sites and Crevice is now installed in the garden space in front of Eastwood’s Deli & Cooking School. The owner agrees to host the sculpture via an agreement with SCULPTURE Bermagui renewed annually. "For the first time, we held an Invitation Only unveiling ceremony on the Bunga St site where it is now fully accessible to the public. Please visit and you might post your response on Instagram or Facebook. Public art is for our community to experience. "SCULPTURE Bermagui wishes to sincerely thank all contributing businesses and the Host, Kelly Eastwood, for enabling us to build a diverse collection for our village. We look forward to partnering with them again in this award in 2022", SCULPTURE Bermagui declared.