15 April 2014
Now in its third year, the event provides local, national and international artists an opportunity to display their work within the natural splendour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Experience art in the great outdoors as you wander along elevated boardwalks across the valley floor and under the lush forest canopies.
Arrive on any Friday or Saturday morning throughout the event to listen to artists talk onsite in front of their work from 11am. Public guided tours of the exhibition run on Tuesdays at 1.30pm, Wednesdays at 10.30am and Sundays at 11am.
Gain insight into the sculptures, from the artists and exhibition curators in a series of free weekly talks at the Terrace Cafe every Thursday from 6pm – 7pm (advance bookings recommended). The first of these will feature former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW Anthony Bond discussing the works of highly regarded Australian artist, Ken Unsworth, on 24 April. Unsworth created a nine-metre site-responsive sculpture especially for the event, titled 'Harlequin's Shuttle'; the artwork responds to the landscape and art viewers with constantly changing colour and light. Exhibition Manager Lizzy Marshall will share her take on the event with a lecture titled 'A Curatorial Perspective of Sculpture at Scenic World 2014' on 8 May. Engage with several of the artists in an open discussion of their exhibiting works on 15 May.
Take a step inside Scenic World to view the 'Sculpture Otherwise' exhibition where you will find a huge array of maquettes, drawings, photos, videos and other smaller sculptures from the featured artists.
Bring the kids along for events during the weekends. Featured artist Elianna Apostolides will assist three to five-year-olds to create sculptures in the Lively Lines! Workshop on 27 April. Six to nine-year-olds will enjoy creating a dream catcher with artist Ana Carter on 4 May. A special mother's day workshop will involve kids making a sun catcher with the help of artist Kayo Yokoyama on 11 May.
Check out this unique art display and book your Blue Mountains accommodation to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer.