Australian Art

Sculpture at Sawmillers

Sculpture at the Sawmill
Sculpture at the Sawmill

18 September 2010 - 19 September 2010

An exciting exhibition of sculpture at Sawmillers Reserve, McMahon’s Point.

SCULPTURE EXHIBITION AT SITE OF OLD HARBOUR SAWMILL An exciting exhibition of sculpture is planned for next spring in Sawmillers Reserve, McMahon’s Point. “Sculptors are under-exhibited artists, and Sawmillers Reserve, a hidden gem of Sydney harbour, is little known to Sydneysiders and not used very much even by locals”, said Elsa Atkin, Coordinator of the Exhibition and former head of the National Trust. So, for more than a year Elsa, who is a Cultural Management Consultant, and a group of McMahons Point residents have been working on a voluntary basis to prepare this sculpture exhibition for the weekend of 18-19 September, 2010. The main aim is to give more exposure to this important art form and to add to the cultural life of their local community. North Sydney Council is lending its support for the event, and with donations from generous sponsors, a prize of $10,000 (no strings attached) will be offered to the winning entry. The sculptures will be offered for sale unless otherwise specified. The panel of judges includes Sculptor Michael Snape, Curator Nic Vickers and Gallery Director Jane Watters. Sawmillers Reserve is a unique harbourside venue that lends itself to an exhibition of sculpture. It contains remnants of the old sawmill on higher ground and smooth paths leading down to a wide grassy harbour foreshore, with views across to the city, Ball’s Head and Berry’s Bay. Submissions of medium sized exterior sculptures and installations from well known and emerging sculptors are welcomed (closing date for entries is 30 March 2010).

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