Posts Tagged ‘sculpture at scenic world’

dawn-trainYesterday we caught the train at dawn to visit the annual Sculpture at Scenic World
Harlequin's-Shuttle-by-Ken-UnsworthHarlequin’s Shuttle” by Ken Unsworth
Ana-Carter-Dream Catchers“Dream Catchers” by Ana Carter
wire mattress frames, mixed media
Hive II by Bronwyn Berman“Hive II” by Bronwyn Berman
woven re-used copper wire, garnet, echidna quills & bones, timber, river stone
Habitation-Marcus-Tatton “Habitation” by Marcus Tatton
wood & steel
Vestiges of the Forgotten by Jacqueline Spedding“Vestiges of the Forgotten” by Jacqueline Spedding
vitrified earthenware clay, charcoal, wire
Waiting-by-Jayanto-Damanik“Waiting” by Jayanto Damanik
highly polished stainless steel
lyre-bird-with-Life-and-Natural-Beauty-Zhou-Jian-Wena local lyrebird dancing with “Life and Natural Beauty” by Zhou Jian-Wen
stainless steel, steel
Old Man Crow caught a beautiful bit of video footage with his iPhone of this dance, here’s the link

Bronwyn Berman Portal detail SW“Portal” by Bronwyn Berman
aluminium and stainlesss steel
(photo courtesy of Sculpture at Scenic World )
Yesterday our talented friend & sculptor Bronwyn Berman gave an inspiring talk about Material and Meaning at the 2013 Sculpture at Scenic World  in Katoomba
Her work honours the spirit of the land and gives great hope for the day coming soon when we humans recognize our greatest responsibility is to look after all the waterways and reforest the land of our beautiful planet.
The sculptures all spoke so eloquently with the rainforest
Daniel Kojta, Reflect Phi [a moment)Winner of the 2013 Scenic World Acquisitive Award
Daniel Kotja “Reflect  Phi [a moment]”
highly polished stainless steel
(photo courtesy of Sculpture at Scenic World )

treeit was wonderful to just be with the natural light & beauty of the rainforest
Echo-Point-Katoomba& the view out from Echo Point at sunset was astounding
(panorama taken by Old Man Crow’s iPhone click to enlarge)
The show closes on Sunday so if you are anywhere near Sydney do take the time have a look!

Geolog Pod Forms II by Bronwyn BermanGeolog Pod Forms II by Bronwyn Berman
woven copper and river stones
Bronwyn gave her artist talk deep in the rainforest valley at the inaugural Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition. Her pods nestle comfortably on the forest floor, a still life in the landscape, the ancient stones hold tales of ancient geology and elemental dreaming of new life.
You can see her work & more being set up in this youtube clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPfU5r41BHk
The setting is spectacular
Jurassic Valley Scenic World MKatoombathe view from the valley floor
boardwalk in the Jurassic Valley Scenic World Katoombathe boardwalk has been built to accommodate & protect the rainforest
The Three SistersThe sun came out for a classic view of The Three Sisters, many legends have been told about this area, here’s a link to the traditional owners website to learn more about Gundungurra Country
view of Echo Point from the top of the Giant Stairwaymore pictures from the exhibition
BlueM by Julieanne Smallwood and Judy PaddisonBlueM by Julieanne Smallwood and Judy Paddison
1500 pieces of fired clay
Homeland - Miners Huts by Kayo YokoyamaHomeland – Miners Huts by Kayo Yokoyama
154 glass houses with a miniature miner for each home
Sea Pod by Stephen ShortSea Pod by Stephen Short
Vivaldi's Spring Springs to Mind IIVivaldi’s Spring Springs to Mind II by Ludwig Mlcek
A Sculptors Portrait by Harrie FasherA Sculptors Portrait by Harrie Fasher
Hunger by Henryk TopolnickiHunger by Henryk Topolnicki

It was a magic day to quote from Peter S Beagle’s short story “The Rock in the Park”
(“Sleight of Hand” Tachyon Publications 2011)

“… the artist isn’t the magic. The artist is the sight, the artist is someone who knows magic when he sees it. The magic doesn’t care whether it’s seen or not – that’s the artist’s business.

And magic’s not an all-the-time thing, you’re never entitled to magic – not ever, no matter how good you are. Best you can do – all you can do – is make sure you’re ready when it happens. If.”