12 February 2013
This is a brilliant time of year to plan a trip to the NSW Sapphire Coast. From March 2 to 11, the stunning settings of Horseshoe Bay Beach, Dickinson Park, Endeavour Point Headland and the Fisherman’s Wharf play host to a stunning exhibition of large sculptural works, as well as smaller sculptures, which are displayed indoors at Bermagui Community Centre Hall.
The festival is a prestigious event on the NSW cultural calendar – prizes up for grabs at the festival includes an ANU residency and the Cox Acquisitive Prize, which is valued at $5,000.
Events get underway at 18:00 on Saturday, March 2 with the official opening of the exhibition at the community centre, as well as the announcement of awards.
This will be followed on Sunday, March 3 with a unique symposium titled Good Dog! Animals In Sculpture. Admission for this unique one-day event costs $35 and morning tea and lunch is provided. You must register in advance if you want to attend the symposium, which is hosted at Thubbul, the Murrah property belonging to acclaimed Australian architect Phillip Cox.
The outdoor sculpture exhibitions can be viewed every day of the festival during daylight hours, while the smaller sculptures on display at Bermagui Community Centre Hall can be seen between 10:00 and 17:00 each day of the festival.
Events wrap up on Monday March 11 with a family-friendly picnic at Endeavour Point Headland, which caps the festivities off with live music, a gourmet organic sausage sizzle and the announcement of the People’s Choice Awards.