in the valley of nature & sculpture

sculpture at scenic world, blue mountains

Steven Shorts, Sea Pods (2012), PVC pipes hanging from the ancient rainforest canopy

Steven Shorts, Sea Pods (2012), PVC pipes hanging from the ancient rainforest canopy

These days if you’re looking for adventure there’s no need to restrict yourself to the world we live in; there are so many others to choose from. One that might have skipped your attention lies in the otherworldly landscape of the Blue Mountains of NSW.

April-May is the time to explore our very own Jurassic Park along the diverting pathways of Scenic World in the Jamison Valley where the pleasures of nature mingle with a variety of artists’ responses to the environment.

A group of notable judges has made a selection from the many responses to the event’s annual call-out for Sculpture at Scenic World. This year, Exhibition Manager Lizzie Marshall says the exhibition includes, “36 artworks that respond to and reflect the rainforest through various media including digital, sound and light, together with collaborative works.” The exhibition features artists from around Australia and also from the US and Ireland.

Says Marshall, “The artworks will be installed along the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere at 2.4km, through the Jamison Valley floor and directly below the Three Sisters. The exhibition will also include the inaugural Sculpture Otherwise, a collection of indoor works by the 2013 artists.”

There are guided and independent tours,
lectures and a comprehensive public program including family and children’s activities.

At the official opening on April 24 the winner of the $20,000 Scenic World Acquisitive Award will be announced. The exhibiting artists will also select a $5,000 Artist Peer Award. RT

Sculpture at Scenic World, April 24-May 19, www.scenicworld.com.au

RealTime issue #113 Feb-March 2013 pg. 46

© Virginia Baxter; for permission to reproduce apply to realtime@realtimearts.net

25 February 2013