Sculpture at Scenic World 2013
Take a ride on the world's steepest railway into a lost world of art and nature. Held annually, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia's only dedicated rainforest sculpture exhibition.
Far from the white walls of galleries and museums, the event showcases artworks in the natural splendour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Sculpture at Scenic World 2013 has gathered a range of outstanding local, national and international artists who will exhibit their works on the Jamison Valley floor from 24 April to 19 May this year.
A collection of Blue Mountain tourism operators have joined efforts to celebrate ‘Sculpture at Scenic World 2013'. Scenic World, The Carrington, Lilianfels Resort & Span and the Fairmont Resort have designed incentive deals which include the Ultimate Sculpture Pass with unlimited rides on all of the Scenic World's attractions. The exhibition is free with Scenic World ticket purchase.
Awards include the Scenic World Acquisitive Award prize of AU$20,000 and an individually crafted trophy by internationally renowned artist Keith Rowe.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view from an elevated boardwalk thirty-six world-class sculptures in a breathtaking rainforest setting. Selected artworks include works that answer to and represent the rainforest through various media including digital, sound and light, together with collaborative and other newly created works.
The synthesis between nature and human artful expressions somehow evoke a remote time when humans had a stronger connection with the forest. At the same time, the showcase expresses another type of bond between nature and living things in their life cycle. Visitors will be able to recreate themselves in an interesting combination of colours, artistic creations and the dazzling natural beauty of the Blue Mountains.
“Sculpture Otherwise” is an indoor exhibition that shows maquettes, drawings, photographs, video works and small scale sculptures by exhibiting artists. Also, the public program includes artist talks, kids workshops, guided tours and panel discussions.