Congratulation Simon Pankhurst
Winner of the Bega Valley Shire's $10,000 Acquisition Prize for 2017 with
"Out for a Stroll"
Patrons - Prof. Philip Cox AO, Janet Hawley
Held annually in Bermagui on the NSW far south coast, Sculpture Bermagui includes an exhibition of large sculptural pieces in the magnificent settings on the headland of Dickinson Point, Dickinson Park and the beach and foreshore of Horseshoe Bay.
An indoor exhibition of smaller works is held concurrently in the Bermagui Community Centre.
Records broken in 2016
With over 50 large sculptural pieces on exhibition and as many small works, the overall sales in March 2016 of close to $50,000 including $15,000 in acquisition prizes created a new record.
Also, with approximately 8,500 visitors it raised the bar yet again.
The future of sculpture in Bermagui
We acknowledge the imagination and hard work put in over the last 10 years by the founder, Jan Ireland, and subsequent to her resignation, we wish her well in her future endeavours.
The good news is the future looks very bright! A group of enthusiastic individuals, headed by president Paul Payten, is now working on presenting Sculpture Bermagui in March 2017.
People interested in being part of the new and exciting future of this event are invited to our planning meetings at Bermagui Community Centre, bring your ideas, bring a friend - we'll welcome your company and your input.
10th anniversary and beyond
2016 marked the tenth anniversary of Sculpture Bermagui (formerly Sculpture on the Edge - SOTE) with well over 8,000 visitors viewing the diverse sculptures on display. The event has helped place Bermagui firmly on the art world map, involving as it does high profile, visiting and local sculptors. Artists, the audience and the many individuals, businesses and organisations have contributed to the success of Sculpture Bermagui.
This uniquely placed exhibition will be taken forward by a new team with a passion for the visual arts and the promotion of cultural growth in the area. Perhaps you would consider some involvement with this significant exhibition?
Sculpture Bermagui will see its eleventh year from 3 - 13 March 2017 under new guidance and with a new format that embraces the night sky. As well as the usual daylight exhibitions of both small and large sculptures, we are adding tours by torch, music, food and fire spectacles, all on the headland overlooking the ocean.
Mark the spot in your calendar and book a bed. It’s on again, for art’s sake.
For more information contact Paul Payten 0466 013 153 firstname.lastname@example.org