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SCULPTURE Bermagui 2021

Well, we had the luck of the Irish to be able to run the 2020 exhibition between the fires, floods and Covid. It seemed even more special than ever before, partly because of this, and just because it was special; a record number of exhibits of sterling quality, and visitors aplenty, thankful that some sort of normality had returned, who flocked to see the sculptures.

We trust that disasters and crises are over… and that 2021 will be more peaceful. The 2021 exhibition however is shaping up to be even more exciting.

Interest from the art community is at an all-time high. There is a healthy number of applications from sculptors keen to exhibit next March. Next year there is an optional ‘theme’ for the exhibition which is ‘On the Other Side’. We are anticipating some interesting and diverse interpretations of this idea. We are very lucky indeed to have such a quality exhibition to look forward to.

The SCULPTURE Bermagui committee is keen to forge ahead. We have some new committee members who provide a breath of fresh air and new ideas, and we thank those who have stepped down for all their hard work. There is a special team who are already planning and preparing to make 2021 the best year ever for Volunteers!

This year, we are also rolling out a school’s program. Increasing student participation with the exhibition in several different ways has long been an ambition of the committee, and this year it may actually come to fruition.

Edward Willson’s ‘Fluidity, ’ chosen from the 2020 exhibition as the Bermagui Business Award, was recently installed beside the 777 supermarket and narrowly escaped demolition after a wayward vehicle collided with the walled garden. We are pleased to report that it is undamaged and we thank Rhonda Drakos for hosting this sculpture. It can be enjoyed by locals and tourists on a daily basis and brings sculpture into our everyday lives.

The Committee is committed to the goal of one day, developing an extensive and diverse collection of quality sculptures permanently installed around Bermagui for locals and visitors to appreciate.

'Troubled' - Daryl Harbrow Big news! We have a new venue for the indoor sculptures! The community hall has served faithfully for many years, but an opportunity arose to exhibit in the Surf Club on Horseshoe Bay. This venue with it’s stunning outlook towards mother Gulaga is a remarkable site. The Indoor and Outdoor sculptures are now arranged around the U of Horseshoe Bay, providing a seamless flow of all exhibits which will enhance the overall viewing experience.

All in all, hold on to your hats, folks! The 2021 SCULPTURE Bermagui exhibition from 6 – 14 March is shaping up to be unmissable!




'Troubled' - Daryl Harbrow

Big news! We have a new venue for the indoor sculptures! The community hall has served faithfully for many years, but an opportunity arose to exhibit in the Surf Club on Horseshoe Bay. This venue with it’s stunning outlook towards mother Gulaga is a remarkable site. The Indoor and Outdoor sculptures are now arranged around the U of Horseshoe Bay, providing a seamless flow of all exhibits which will enhance the overall viewing experience.

All in all, hold on to your hats, folks! The 2021 SCULPTURE Bermagui exhibition from 6 – 14 March is shaping up to be unmissable!

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