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Student Sculpture Winner announced

Local sculptor Paul Dimmer has judged 45 student sculptures and announced the winner of this year’s Student Sculpture exhibition.

Year 9 student Shai Cuthbert of St Peter’s Anglican College has been awarded $200 for her sculpture “Wings” and has also won a sculpture (to the value of $1000) for her school. These awards have been generously sponsored by McDonalds Batemans Bay.

The 45 student sculptures submitted for judging now form a Student Sculpture Walk in the shopfront windows of Batemans Bay CBD businesses until September 1st. Maps and voting slips for a People’s Choice award ($100) are available in participating shops.

Paul Dimmer was glowing in his praise for the artworks that were submitted. He especially enjoyed the flow and movement in the winning piece, “Wings”.

“I was very impressed by the technical skills shown by so many of the student sculptors,” he said. “And to those who didn’t win, I’d say don’t give up. Keep working and practice, practise. Don’t be afraid to try new materials. Failure helps with success.”

The young sculptors set Mr Dimmer a difficult task. “I’ve learnt a lot just by looking at their work,” he said.

Highly Commended prizes of $100 were awarded to Felicity Lotze of Carroll College for “Horse Jumping” and Maddie Jones from St Peter’s for “An Unlikely Treat”.

The Sculpture For Clyde committee is very grateful to the outstanding Art Teachers at Batemans Bay High School (last year’s winners), St Peter’s Anglican College and Carroll College for their support and effort in bringing the Student Sculpture Event to fruition.

“We hope everyone will grab a map and do the walk through the CBD to see these wonderful sculptures and support our budding local artists,” said organiser Frances Harmey.

Above: Sculptor Paul Dimmer and organiser Frances Harmey announcing the winner of the 2019 Student Sculpture Prize, “Wings” by Shai Cuthbert from St Peter’s Anglican College.

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