THE Bermagui headland as always at this time of year is dotted with interesting and thought-provoking sculpture as part of the annual Sculpture on the Edge event.
There apparently has been a bit of a furore over Stephen Harrison's “Sea Mine” sculpture on Horseshoe Bay Beach.
“Some locals think it’s real and have suggested calling emergency services,” sculpture on the edge,” event manager Jan Ireland said.
The exhibition continues on until Monday, March 11 although the closing “Fire Festival” ceremony and community picnic night including a barbecue and the fire sculptures is on this Sunday evening.
The Symposium: Good Dog! Animals in Sculpture was meant to be architect Philip Cox's Murrah property on Sunday, but it was moved to the community hall because of access issues to the remote property.
Internationally architect and local Philip Cox and his journalist wife Janet Hawley are the patrons of the event and Philip provides an annual Acquisitive prize.
The ANU School of Art also supports the event each year, supplying a residency at the ANU Sculpture School, and encouraging students to participate.
The scholarship winner was announced at the opening to be Jen Mallinson from Pambula.
The quality and diversity of the exhibition this year is high, Ms Ireland said, including works by nationally and internationally established sculptors as well as emerging local artists.
“A feast for the senses, last year there were 50 large pieces dotted around the headland and 50 smaller pieces also housed indoors. The annual display brings artists and their supporters from around Australia, and visitors are spoiled for choice with what is on offer; also having the opportunity to participate by voting for the People’s Choice Awards throughout the week.”
Vote for your favourite large or small or large sculpture in the People’s choice award sponsored by Bermagui Medical Centre and Blue Wave Seafood to go into the draw for dinner for two at iL Passagio Restaurant in Bermagui.
The people’s choice winners will be announced at 8pm at the community picnic night at 8pm on Sunday.