Sculpture for Clyde more than measures up as a hallmark event
The 2023 Sculpture for Clyde event was a huge success for Batemans Bay and the wider region with measurable figures that showed a marked increase in visitation over the week, beginning with the official opening of the event on the Friday before the week long event. The road for the event has not been an easy one for the many volunteers who first envisaged the event. Identified as an event that would draw focus to the Batemans Bay area during the slower winter months the event set out to attract national and international artists with a favourable first prize that saw the winning entry acquired for the now fabulous Sculpture on Clyde foreshore walk. It was this vision that kept the volunteers and organisers focused and gave them the strength to overcome the often petty politics and bureaucratic red tape that was being continually thrown at their ankles. But press on they did, taking the main event out of the shire to be hosted at the ever generous Willinga Park, a move that further enhanced the incredible art that was on display and showcased the region to many new visitors. Finally the Sculpture for Clyde event has gained the recognition and respect it justly deserves. Congratulations to the organisers and the many volunteers who made the 2023 such a wonderful, vibrant success, adding what can only be described as a true hallmark event for the region.
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