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Concerns mount for Epiq Superlot 5

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Artist Shona Wilson working on her sculpture. Photo supplied

By Prudence Clark

No matter how much of a sceptic you are, it’s without a doubt that the planet is in trouble. With the onset of global warming, rising sea levels, overfishing, coral bleaching and the enormous amounts of waste generated by Australians every year, the need to take action, or at least become more informed, can’t be ignored.

‘Sails’ by Marion Geamers. Photo supplied

In order to raise awareness of such issues, this year’s Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk (BNSW) encompasses all aspects of the environment, from the actual sculptures, to the materials used, to the setting of the exhibition itself.

Sculpture by Lynne Adams made from recycled plastic. Photo supplied

Participating artists Marion Gaemers, Lynnette Griffiths, Lynne Adams and Shona Wilson are offering a masterclass in which you will be guided to create a sculptural form from found objects, recycled or re-useable materials, and natural fibres.

They will also discuss their art practice, reflecting themes of the environment, current ecological issues or highlighting the need for us to conserve, reuse and recycle, rather than continue to live in such a disposable society.

And the sculptures constructed by the artists in this year’s BNSW reflect on the environment .

In addition, given the fact the exhibition is set along the beautiful Brunswick River, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves completely in their surrounds, admiring not only the incredible artworks but also the natural environment itself.

Not only will you see a myriad of outstanding sculptures but you’ll also be doing the environment a favour by becoming more aware and in tune with what needs to be done to save this beautiful planet.

The Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk is a free event in Brunswick Heads that runs from September 28 to October 2, 2018.

For more information visit the website.

 


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