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Sculpture on the Edge 2021 - FREE Entry Exhibition

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Enjoy a sculptural journey in a landscaped paradise
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The Sunshine Coast's premier annual art experience awaits! Image: Sculpture on the Edge FB


Celebrating its eleventh year, Sculpture on the Edge is back for 2021 and thanks to the generous support of sponsors and event partners, including Spicers Tamarind Retreat has, over the years continued to flourish and grow, delivering an outstanding cultural experience to art lovers and visitors to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

This Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition is set in the spectacular rainforest retreat of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, on the escarpment of the hinterland town of Maleny, on the Sunshine Coast.

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The magical rainforest retreat of Spicers Tamarind Retreat


Arts Connect Inc is the not-for-profit organisation proudly showcasing Sculpture on the Edge. Arts Connect Inc's main focus is to offer support and encourage excellence in the arts through shared opportunities, such as exhibitions and art events, which allows artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to a captive audience.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
'Honey Ants' by artist Tina Cooper


The absolute awe-inspiring Sculpture on the Edge exhibition attracts renowned artists from across the region, bringing the work of sculptors out of their creative spaces and into a well-curated paradise. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the Tamarind Retreats' scenic 18-acre property, which easily and effectively provides the unique backdrop for site-specific works and installations.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
'Rising Above' by artists Natalia and Duncan Broadhead


A perfect start to the Sculpture on the Edge exhibition is the twilight viewing Opening and Awards Evening, to be held on Friday 22 October at Spicers Tamarijnd Retreat. The public are invited to join in in the stunning gardens of Tamarind from 4pm, to enjoy drinks and an Asian-inspired travelling feast, whilst mingling with the artists. The grand finale of the twilight event is the awards ceremony, where the artists will be acknowledged and awarded. Tickets to the Opening and Awards Evening are $75 per person and may be purchased online here.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
An inviting spot to sit and ponder all of life's intricacies ...


A visit to the Sculpture on the Edge exhibition always promises a fun and exciting day out. With more than forty fabulous sculptures to discover scattered throughout the splendidly landscaped gardens, art lovers can take their time to explore, peruse and admire the unique creativity on display at the Sunshine Coast's premier outdoor sculpture event.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
Delectable tea and scones are available every day at the Tamarind Restaurant


Order a picnic basket from the Tamarind Restaurant and enjoy time out with family and friends. Tea and scones are available every day and there's even a treasure hunt for the kids. If you decide to visit the Exhibition on a Sunday, there is jazz playing in the garden too. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is doggy friendly, provided our four-legged family members are on a lead.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
'Songs of the Forest' by Peta Jervois


The Sculpture on the Edge FREE Entry exhibition opens on Friday 22 October and will continue until Sunday 7 November and is open every day from 9am to 4pm. All sculptures on display are available to purchase.

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
A landscaped paradise ...


Enjoy a sculptural journey in a landscaped paradise, perhaps be lucky enough to meet an artist or two and even better, discover the perfect 'piece' for your own garden oasis. Come for the day and stay for the weekend, Maleny and surrounds have some very tempting accommodation options. The Sunshine Coast's premier annual art experience awaits!

Sculpture on the Edge 2021, FREE Entry Exhibition, 11th year, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, rainforest retreat, Arts Connect Inc, not-for-profit organisation, renowned artists, 18 acre property, unique backdrop, twilight viewing Opening and Awards Event, Asian-inspired travelling feast, fun, exciting, day out, more than 40 sculptures, landscaped gardens, art lovers, premier outdoor sculpture event, order a picnic basket, Sunday jazz playing, dog on a leash friendly, sculptural journey, come for the day and stay for the weekend, annual art experience awaits
Enjoy a sculptural journey in the landscaped paradise of Spicers Tamarind Retreat


Images courtesy of author from 2020's Sculpture on the Edge, unless otherwise indicated
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Why? To attend the Sunshine Coast's premier annual art experience
When: Friday 22 October to Sunday 7 November, 9am to 4pm
Where: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, QLD, 4552
Cost: FREE Entry to the exhibition and $75pp to attend the Opening and Awards Evening, which includes an Asian-inspired travelling feast
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Such an interesting way to exhibit ones artistic talents.. well worth a visit.
by Barry (score: 3|2478) 52 days ago
Nice article Elaine, sounds idyllic
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2523) 51 days ago
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