Plastic has earned a bad rep for its enduring impact on the environment, but Melbourne-based artist Elizabeth West hopes to raise awareness of our relationship to the material with her Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 installation, Cascade. As an established installation artist, Elizabeth’s latest creation is a departure from her previous work as a contemporary […]
Art and nature share a unique connection, but as UNSW Art & Design Deputy Dean, Professor Marie Sierra explains, art also plays an important role in challenging perceptions and creating space for viewers to derive meaning from complex situations.This confronting response to art stirs something deep within Ms Sierra, who has enjoyed a long and […]
The Autumn months bring crisper temperatures, vibrant colours and plenty of reasons to plan a Blue Mountains getaway. From art exhibitions to foodie trails, here are a few must-see attractions that are sure to delight during your next visit. Work up an appetite on the walking trails: Home to ancient landscapes, stunning waterfalls and endless […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 celebrates its 6th exhibition and is now inviting submissions for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition offering the $20,000 Scenic World Major Award. The exhibition continues to delight audiences and in 2017 will offer new incentives for exhibiting artists. Refreshed guidelines designed to increase professional opportunities and support for artists are now […]