$100k sculpture donation leads way to The Bas

A $100,000 sculpture has been donated to the community by Basil Sellers OAM.

The scuplture was created by one of Australia's most recognised artists, Terrance Plowright OAM, and will soon be visible from the Princes Highway at Moruya.

Mr Plowright has created fine art for more than 30 years. In 2019 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the arts, notably in sculpture.

Plowright's contemporary and figurative works are installed throughout Australia and overseas; from a larger than life bronze Elvis in Parkes and the Life from a Suitcase sculpture at Pyrmont, Sydney, to the Dancing Brolgas water feature at Darling Harbour and Life Teeming-Life Teaming, a contemporary stainless steel sculpture at Bondi, to name only a few.

The $100,000 gift was commissioned by Mr Sellers' to further enrich The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, which has fast become a must-see attraction on the south-east arts circuit since opening in 2019.

An in-situ concept of Terrance Plowright OAMs sculpture, titled Ocean, commissioned and donated by Basil Sellers OAM as a gift to the community. The concept people are for scale and are not part of the sculpture. Image: Terrance Plowright OAM.

An in-situ concept of Terrance Plowright OAMs sculpture, titled Ocean, commissioned and donated by Basil Sellers OAM as a gift to the community. The concept people are for scale and are not part of the sculpture. Image: Terrance Plowright OAM.

The scuplture will be installed at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, serving as a wayfinding marker for The Bas.

Eurobodalla Council's community, arts and recreation director Kathy Arthur said Plowright visited Eurobodalla in mid-2020 and collected material for the local piece, titled 'Ocean'.

"This sculpture will be an incredible addition to council's art collection and we are once again so thankful to Mr Sellers for his invaluable support of the arts in Eurobodalla," she said.

"Mr Sellers' substantial gift to the community will assist with Eurobodalla's growing reputation as a premier creative arts destination."

It is hoped the sculpture will be ready for installation in July 2021.

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