NSW artist, Mark Booth, has been named the Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 Major Award winner, taking home a $20,000 cash prize for his artwork, Jellybean.Rising above an incredible field of finalists, Mark’s work was selected by judges Dr Josh Wodak, design educator at UNSW’s Faculty of Art and Design; Canberra-based artist, Wendy Teakel; and […]
The lush Jamison Valley forms the backbone of the annual Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition, and no effort is spared to preserve the environment which acts as a canvas for dozens of world class artworks each year.We spoke to Sculpture at Scenic World environmental consultant Tony Curry for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s involved to […]
What’s five metres long, comes in four parts and is made of recycled plastic shopping bags, water bottles, cable ties and reclaimed wood? “Canice”, the Humpback Whale of course.For the past few months, students, staff and parents from St Canice’s Primary School in Katoomba have been gluing, sawing and hammering away to create this amazing […]
Looking for an adventure that has something for everyone these Easter school holidays? Well, look no further. Sculpture at Scenic World is your one-stop shop for all things fun. After all, where else does a visit to an art exhibition begin with a trip on the world’s steepest passenger train? Sculpture at Scenic World is free […]
Where better to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life than the Blue Mountains? The spectacular mountains, vast valleys and intimate guest houses combine to entice guests to unwind and explore the region.With so many activities to choose from it’s hard to know where to start, so we’ve decided to do some of the heavy […]
Blue Mountains-based artist Harrie Fasher has been busy creating her installation “Henrietta” for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017.Constructed using steel pipe, Henrietta is an exploration of the elegance of a spider and its capacity for such a fragile animal to embody darkness and paralysing fear.
Blue Mountains-based artist Mark Surtees has been busy creating his installation “Cut Here” for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017. Constructed with steel and flexible neon, Cut Here explores the environment and our relationship with it, both positive and negative. Mark believes that “Humans consume the world around us in many different ways and what and how we take […]
Blue Mountains-based artist Emily Kaar has been busy creating her installation “Anthropocentric Rhizome” for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017.Constructed using hebel, aerosol paint and string, Anthropocentric Rhizome is inspired by the tension between the urban and natural worlds.When completed there will be 35 pieces joined together by multiple interconnected roots.
Blue Mountains-based artist Kayo Yokoyama has been busy creating her installation “Illusion” for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017.Constructed using over 250 hand-blown glass bubbles, Illusion is a celebration of the artist’s love of bubbles and her childhood memories of “running around the yard trying to catch them before they floated out of reach or before […]
Blue Mountains-based artist Kevina-Jo Smith has spent the past few months laboriously sorting through thousands of metres of recycled string, electrical conduit and steel strapping to create her latest work for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017. One of 13 local artists exhibiting in this year’s show, Kevina’s work, Dance of the Peacock Spider, will eventually […]