SCULPTURE Bermagui 2020 was incredibly lucky to go ahead. Sandwiched between the bush fires and the first outbreaks of Covid-19, it was an incredible 9 days of joy and amazement that made us all feel a little normal again. 2021 is shaping up to be just as exciting. The outdoor nature of most of the exhibition, centred on Bermagui’s beautiful Dickinson Point and Foreshore, means that the event is Covid-safe. The indoor sculptures are to be curated for the first time in the Surf Club, in front of glorious Horse Shoe Bay, with Gulaga as a stunning back drop. What more could we hope for!
Last year there were 129 sculptures in total, 56 outdoor and 73 indoor. 2021 has at least 145 works entered. We are wondering what sort of sculptures, a year of global pandemic and slow recovery from bushfire, will inspire artists to create; it will be extraordinary.
This year the program includes live music (thanks to Four Winds), workshops, artist presentations and tours, and a novel Sculpture meets Golf adventure. There will be something for everyone. You do not need to be ‘interested’ in art to enjoy this exhibition. Thought provoking, and often fun sculptures stimulate conversation and illicit reactions from both young and old. Whether you are a golfer, a fisherman, a biker on a ride along the coast, or a casual visitor, I can assure you it will be well worth the trip!
Our community highly values this event to remind us how amazing our South Coast location is. The Business community especially greatly benefit from the thousands of visitors to the region. We trust locals and those from further afield will make an extra effort to be here in 2021 to enjoy what may turn out to be the ‘best ever’ event to date.
Check our website (sculpturebermagui.org.au) and social media for information - and we'll see you in March!
Above: The Lone Figure of Axle Sharmen by Ross Cameron photo by Aiden Lowe
Above: Landed by Thomas Westra high res photo Elizabeth Walton