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Suvira McDonald and Steve Drake setting the scene for the installation of the sculpture Elevate. Photo Aslan Shand

Early morning preparations were underway for the installation of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce sponsored sculpture Elevate in Palm Park in Mullumbimby.

The first stage of the sculpture, designed by artist Ellen Ferrier, will be ready to launch at the opening of the second annual Mullumbimby Ingenuity sculpture festival on November 13. It is inspired by the view of Mount Chincogan that site above the town of Mullumbimby. The Ingenuity sculpture festival opened for the first time last year with the support of, and alongside the Mullumbimby Music Festival (MMF).

Un Ring by Thomas De Toni framing Portal of Being by Christopher Dean. Photo Aslan Shand.

‘There will also be the winner of last years acquisition prize, Germination, being permanently installed as well as the circle, Un Ring, being permanently set,’ said Suvira McDonald and Steve Drake who are the art installation management team.

The festival will also include an array of temporary sculptures that will be featured throughout Palm Park during the MMF 14 to 17 November between 10am and 5pm. Following the popularity of last years event they have decided to leave the sculpture in the park for an extra week following the MMF.

‘It will al be coming together for the MMF that will open on November 14,’ said Suvira.


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