100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

'Highlight in the arts calendar': entries open for sculpture exhibition 

Do you have a news tip? Click here to send to our news team.

Photo of the day: rise and shine

"So lovely to see the sun. Lots of fishing boats out and about." Penny Robertson snapped this photo from the Castaways Beach carpark. If you More

Champions crowned on wild weekend at The Aussies

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships came to a thrilling conclusion at Maroochydore during the weekend, when the best athletes came to the fore More

Foodie festival line-up promises to tantalise tastebuds

The program for the Sunshine Coast’s premier food and drink festival has been revealed, with a riverside showcase of beers and spirits among the More

Sami Muirhead: fond memories of the 1990s

Natalie Imbruglia and I go way back. Many of us loved her when she played Beth Brennan in TV soap opera Neighbours. That was in 1992 More.

‘Huge mess’: jewellery store targeted by ram raid

A century-old Coast jewellers has praised the community for its support after the business was targeted by an early morning ram raid. K. Smith and More

Your say: highway upgrade, bank relocation and more

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor at Sunshine Coast News via news@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. You must include your name More

Emerging sculptors from around the country are set to showcase their carvings and compete for prizes at an annual exhibition atop a mountain range.

Arts Connect Inc has announced its 15th annual Sculpture on the Edge event will take place at Flaxton Gardens in the Sunshine Coast hinterland from November 22 to December 1.

Entries have opened to sculptors, who are encouraged to submit details of their work online to be selected for the 10-day exhibition and participate in the competition that takes place on the first day of the event.

Each sculpture will be judged by an expert panel, for visual impact and interest as well as quality.

The winners will be announced on day two of the event, with a total cash prize pool of $22,000 on offer.

There will be prize categories for Sculptor of the Year, Highly Commended Sculptor, Local Sculptor, Upcycle Sculptor, Encouragement Award, Sculptor’s Choice and People’s Choice.

All sculptors selected to exhibit will have their sculptures on display, and available for purchase, during the event.

Some top sculptors with their displays. Picture: Peter Wallis for The Comms. People.

This year’s theme, A Creative Feast, will encourage art lovers to visit Flaxton Gardens where they can feast on art, food and the views of the coastline from the edge of the Blackall Range.

Event coordinator Debbie Weaver urged people to take part.

“Sculpture on the Edge is back for its 15th year this November and today we are encouraging sculptors across Australia to enter their sculptures for a chance to win, exhibit and sell to the public,” she said.

“The event is a highlight in the arts calendar as we profile and support sculptors by providing them with a platform to showcase and exhibit their work.

“We hope to see a record number of sculptors enter.”

Amanda Stuart with her work. Picture: Peter Wallis for The Comms. People.

More than 5000 people attended last year’s event, to view and purchase 192 sculptures.

The Sculpture on the Edge line-up will include a series of workshops as well as an opening and closing function, with networking opportunities for sculptors and art lovers alike.

Sculptors have until August 31 to enter.

Local journalists supporting local people. Help keep independent and fair Sunshine Coast news coming by subscribing to our FREE daily news feed. All it requires is your name and email at the bottom of this article.
[scn_go_back_button] Return Home

Subscribe to SCN’s daily news email

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.