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Two exciting events in Batemans Bay on Monday 2nd November.

The official opening of the two newest sculptures for the Batemans Bay sculpture Walk is taking place on Monday 2 November, with the NSW Governor, the Honorable Margaret Beasley officiating. The Sculpture Walk, which has been taking formation since 2017, will also be opened by Loretta Parsley.

A spokesperson for Sculpture For Clyde told The Beagle "The two newest sculptures have been in place for a short while and have received well by the community.

"The winner from the 2019 Sculpture For Clyde “Family” is located near Spinnaker Reach and “Fracture2” is near the roundabout at Bavarde Ave.

"Both these sculptures are world class and complement the sculptures already in place.

David Ball’s monumental Fracture 2 was the winner of the Sculpture For Clyde Acquisitive Award.

David Ball constructs his large steel sculptures by hand and his work is designed to create an architectural frame for the landscape where the sculpture sits. The sculpture is designed to have a rusted finish to contrast with the blues and greens of nature

Ron Gomboc has exhibited and won awards internationally. His piece “Family “ travelled from Western Australia to win the Major Prize of the 2019 event.

In 1993 Gomboc was Western Australian Citizen of the Year in the Art Culture and Entertainment category. He was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for services to art.

Sculpture For Clyde say "The Sculpture Walk has been a work in progress and now there are eight 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. We are fortunate that sponsors have enthusiastically supported the Acquisitive Awarded sculptures

"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 opened on Monday 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."

"Come one come all! We look forward to welcoming Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beasley AC QC, Governor of NSW, to officially open Fracture 11 and Family, on Monday 2nd November @ 11.00 am - on site." Sculpture For Clyde

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