Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sculptures in the Bush and La Lune

Its great when the local council encourages art in the local community. I heard one Councillor say that Warringah Council recognises that there is more than just sport to support in the local area. As important as sport is in people lives art is important too. The council wanted to do a Sculpture by the Sea type of exhibition but never had the budget for it then La Lune was born. It is a night exhibition of energy producing art. What a great idea! This exhibition really brought the crowds and I felt very encouraged by that. I spoke to curator Alan Giddy about having more local artists in the exhibition if they do it again and was encouraged by his positive response. Im sure they have learnt a lot from running it this year.

On the same day I was lucky enough to participate in Bush Sculptures at Stony Range. The beautiful surrounds and excellent art made for a wonderful art exhibition. Bush Sculptures was curated by artist Maria Romeo and I think she did an amazing job with a total of a whopping 32 artworks involved. It is amazing that so many locals have never walked through Stony Range before. It is quite hidden and and a surprise that this beautiful oasis is right next to a main road. It is still on today so go and pay it a visit. They also have craft activities for kids and a bush tucker talk all for free.

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