ARTURUNGA Sculpture in the Park 2018

Eat and be eaten, by Mick Nesbit

Eat and be eaten, by Mick Nesbit

An extraordinary feast for the eyes and imagination is on again at Urunga’s beautiful riverside Morgo St Park on Sunday September 2.

ARTURUNGA’s Sculpture in the Park will be combined with the free public Father’s Day festival from 10am-3pm.

Many of the artists who produced last year’s prize winning works will be back with their creations, along with some new and exciting sculptors.

The Small Sculpture Prize has been transformed into a special feature of its own to be exhibited at the Art Space gallery, where there also will be an exhibition of art works by local artists titled “Smalls”.

Prize money has been increased to $500 by new sponsor, Affirmations Publishing House.

The opening and prize giving  for this section will take place at the gallery 5-7pm on Saturday September 1.

On Sunday September 2, there will be over 30 sculptures displayed in the park for all to enjoy.

In the youth section, Urunga Primary School and Raleigh Primary School, along with some budding young individual sculptors, have produced works with distinctive environmental messages.

A total of  $2100 in prizes will be given to the winners of the different categories, including the grand prize and runner-up sponsored by the combined Urunga businesses, the Small Sculpture category sponsored by Affirmations, the Youth category, sponsored by Solar Depot Bellingen and the popular People’s Choice for best sculpture is sponsored by UMCC.

The difficult task of judging winners will be taken on by Cath Fogarty and Jo Besley from the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Father’s Day celebrations will add to the fun with live music, wonderful food and activities for children.

Bring the family and a picnic for an enjoyable day of fun and creativity or just enjoy a few hours sharing in this special event.

This year, voting for the People’s Choice Prize will extend for the entire day, with the winner to be announced in the Courier-Sun.

The Bridge by Derek Ridgley

The Bridge by Derek Ridgley