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Raven Esque finishing off his sculpture that now forms the second part of the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk. Photo Aslan Shand.

Sculpture is taking root in Mullumbimby with the $30,000 Spirit of Chincogan commission currently seeking submissions and the inaugural Ingenuity Community Sculpture Festival set to take place during the Mullum Music Festival later in the year.

Both the Spirit of Chincogan and the Ingenuity Sculpture Festival are currently open for artists in the Northern Rivers to submit ideas to exhibit. Supporting the requests for submissions of public art the Byron Community College is running a course on Producing Public Art in Byron on July 21 and 28.

This is an opportunity for artists who are ‘wishing to hone their skills for producing art in public places,’ said Suvira McDonald from Creative Mullum who are coordinating both the Spirit of Chincogan commission and sculpture walk.

‘The course will equip aspiring public artists to prepare submissions for future projects in the Shire,’ said Suvira.

The Spirit of Chincogan sculpture is being funded by Creative Mullum and the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and they are looking for a sculpture that explores the ‘histories and mythical interpretations of Mullumbimby’s landmark formation, Chincogan’.

With rumours that Chincogan represents mens genitalia to it being the vantage spot that was used to sight approaching supply ships as they entered the Brunswick River you can find out more about this local landmark online at the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk website. Expressions of interest (EoI) for the sculptural piece can be submitted up until July 31 online. Three to five concepts will be shortlisted and have $500 to prepare a final concept design before being presented to a selection panel.

The pieces for the inaugural Mullum sculpture festival will require an EOI to be submitted by August 31 with installation taking place on November 11 and 12.

‘A fundraiser for procurement of new work (for the sculpture walk) will kick off soon,’ said Suvira.

To find out more on how to submit and get involved go onto the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk website.


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