HarbourSculpture exhibition is on at Woolwich Docklands and the award winning Deckhouse. A hidden jewel of parklands managed by Harbour Trust and Hunters Hill Council, Clarkes Point Reserve has over 40 of Australia's best contemporary sculptures spread across this mesmerising vista.
In its second year, this 100% volunteer powered exhibition has a big act to follow. In 2013 over 20 000 people visited the show at Woolwich on picturesque backdrop of Sydney Harbour. The art form is a labour of love with many hundreds of hours dedicated to crafting pieces that reflect.
The curatorial panel, led by Anthony Bond OAM, had their work cut out with hundreds of high quality entries.
"I was very pleased to be able to take part in this year's event and I feel that we have all learned a great deal since last year," said Mr Bond. "One of the most interesting things for me was that I now have a better sense of the space and the very particular topography and distribution of trees that make what would otherwise be an undifferentiated space become like a series of rooms and of monumental natural pedestals. I have very much enjoyed placing objects in these rooms and on these high grounds as a way of articulating the landscape as much as for the benefit of the individual works. Having said that most of the sculpture was crying out for a specific site and we were able to make the most of this I hope."
Last years winner, Sam Valenz, brought the room to tears at the launch breakfast sharing his passion for telling stories through art. His controversial piece "Clone" sat in the position of pride, looking out to the Harbour Bridge for the 2013 exhibition.
HarbourSculpture is supported by major sponsors Deckhouse, AGL Energy, URM, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and Hunters Hill Council.