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New public Sculptures For Clyde officially launched

Her Excellency, The Honourable Margaret Beasley AC QC Governor of NSW - officially welcomed sculptures Fracture and Family today to the Sculpture For Clyde family. The official opening of the two newest sculptures for the Batemans Bay sculpture

Walk took place with the NSW Governor among the invited guests to celebrate the formal opening of the new additions by Loretta Parsley.

A spokesperson for Sculpture for Clyde told The Beagle "The Sculpture Walk has been a work in progress and now there are 8 top quality pieces along the foreshore. This is an outstanding achievement for our town and we now have a walk with as many, if not more works in it that major cities like Sydney."

"The walk will continue to grow from the Bridge to Batehaven with new pieces added each year. Council has set aside several sites for sculpture installation which be accessible and visible.

"Sculpture For Clyde has worked with the community and is proud of the money raised locally to purchase half of the sculptures. This is a real example of community initiative.

"Many people have said that the sculptures have changed their perception and others perceptions about Batemans Bay, and admire the different styles of work on display.

"The Sculpture walk will have a plaque near each sculpture with a QR code attached. Walkers will be able to scan the code to get some information about the piece and follow the map to explore all the works on show.

"The new sculptures are world class and complement the sculptures already in

place. While the two newest sculptures have been in place for a short while and have

received well by the community today was a chance to come out of Covid lockdown and celebrate the Sculpture For Clyde dream and the realisation that now presents international quality public art to the Eurobodalla community along the Clyde River foreshore. Among the invited guests Fiona Phillips, Member for Gilmore, said "After the bushfires, it’s beautiful to have something to celebrate, and what better to celebrate than some magical new art sculptures! It was an honour to welcome Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beasley AC QC, Governor of NSW to open the two newest sculptures on The Sculpture Walk." "Well done to artists David Ball and Ron Gombok on these fabulous additions to the local river scape, as well as all involved in Sculpture For Clyde"

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