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Sculptures at Fort Scratchley

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An exhibition of exceptional art

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A whale 'bleaching' (image JW)

Sculptures @ Scratchley is a free exhibition and the first of its kind in Newcastle. The collection of around fifty diverse installations makes the most of Fort Scratchley's commanding position and the natural beauty of its surroundings.

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Mosaic sea life (image JW)

Local artists Grahame Wilson and Rebecca Murray organised the event with the support of Fort Scratchley Historical Society and Newcastle Museum. Whilst it is free to attend, the purchase of a colour catalogue for $10 supports the not-for-profit organisation behind this exciting initiative.

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Views to the ocean (image JW)

The pieces are many and varied and have been created by local, national and international artists. Many of the sculptures are for sale and the prices are outlined in the catalogue along with details of the piece such as its creator, name, construction materials and dimensions.

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A selection of sculptures (image JW)

The exhibition provides plenty of opportunities for photography as most of the pieces are enhanced by and complement the environment in which they are positioned. Most of the exhibit is easily accessed and there is a shuttle vehicle for people with mobility issues. Fort Scratchley is easy to get to with a handy carpark and close to public transport links. There is a shop and toilet facilities on site and the grassy areas are great for a picnic with a view.

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A site-specific installation (image JW)

Visit sculptures @ Scratchley to enjoy the natural, historic, built and imagined environment of Newcastle.
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Why? Experience art in nature
When: 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Mondays (the Fort is closed on Tuesdays)
Where: Fort Scratchley 1/3 Nobbys Road Newcastle East
Cost: Free (catalogues $10)
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Very interesting.
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