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The annual Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, which starts tomorrow, once again includes a popular sculpture exhibition, which organisers say proves the two art forms ‘can connect’.

And from 3pm to 5pm today, Thursday, for a gold coin donation, the public is invited to preview the sculpture show – and you won’t be disappointed.

The fifth annual sculpture show features 30 sculptors from the northern rivers as well as the Gold Coast, Sydney and Brisbane and is being judged by Nigel Messenger, director of the SOHO Gallery in Sydney.

Curator and founder of [email protected] Byron Bay Writers’ festival, Dev Lengjel, says the sculpture show has become an integral part of the writers’ festival, now well on the map as one of Australia’s leading literary events.

Dev says the two art forms complement each other and draw a growing number of admirers each year.

She said the two arts ‘meld into an auditory and visual feast’.

‘The works comprise every medium imaginable: steel, stone, paper and glass, ceramic and found objects. Figurative, abstract, classic and contemporary, the show presents all the art forms from the world of sculpture.’

She said some of the stunning works will challenge the audience, with narratives about CSG fracking by Lismore sculptor Lee Stobart-Vallaro, to the issue of refugees with a glass work by Ocean Shores artist Erika Mayer.

For more info visit www.sculptureshow.net.

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