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Oh My Cod by local artist David Walsh is being acquired as a permanent sculpture for Brunswick Heads.
Oh My Cod by local artist David Walsh is being acquired as a permanent sculpture for Brunswick Heads.

A documentary about the inaugural Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk 2015 will be screening at the Brunswick Picture House on Sunday, where there will also be a small sculptures exhibition.

The event is being held as a celebration of the huge success of last year’s exhibition and in recognition of the support of the local community and businesses.

The 30-minute documentary was made by award winning Sydney filmmaker Rachel Lane and features interviews with 12 of the participating artists talking about their work and participation in the inaugural Sculpture Walk.

‘It’s been12 months since the first exhibition,’ said Nature Sculpture Walk director Samantha Moss ‘and we want to acknowledge the fabulous support we received from the local community and how much they helped to make the event a resounding success.

‘We propose to roll out the next sculpture walk in 2018 and would like to take this opportunity to tell the community about our plans for the next one.’

The inaugural Brunswick Nature Sculpture walk was held in the beautiful riverside parklands of Brunswick Heads between 1 and 5 October last year.

Some 46 sculptures from recognised local and interstate artists were on display, presenting works reflecting the natural environment. More than 10,000 visitors came to Brunswick to view the sculptures and it is estimated to have generated around $2 million in revenue for local businesses.

The event has also made a lasting impression on Brunswick Heads with the permanent installation of the environmental sculpture Simpson’s Sofa by Joanne Mott. Acquired through sponsorship funds and generous donations, the sculpture is made of turf and is based on the shape of Simpsons creek. It has proven very popular with visitors and locals regularly visiting the sculpture and picnicking around it.

Simpson’s Sofa by Joanne Mott is now a permanent installation in Brunswick heads and was acquired through sponsorship funds and generous donations from Byron Shire council, Landcare, Bashforth Brunswick and Coastal Turf.
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They will be soon acquiring another permanent sculpture. Oh My Cod (pictured at top), by local artist David Walsh one of the favourites in the 2015 people’s choice award and was runner up for the inaugural Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk prizel which was judged by representatives from the Tweed Regional Gallery and Southern Cross University.

‘We believe this sculpture will create more opportunities for continuing the dialogue about environment, place and sculpture,’ Ms Moss said.

Brunswick Nature Sculpture, the documentary, Brunswick Picture House, Sunday October 9, 2pm. Entry by donation.

For more information visit http://www.brunswicknaturesculpturewalk.com.

 


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