Sculpture For Clyde
The Sculpture for Clyde event is a 10 day festival returning to the Batemans Bay Foreshore. The outdoor, indoor and student sculpture exhibition will be held on the Clyde River Foreshore, a short walk from the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk with its permanent sculptures and nearby seaside cafes overlooking the bay and islands.
Rich in history, the expansive waterway at the mouth of the Clyde River was named by Lieutenant James Cook on his voyage of discovery along this coast in 1770.
However, it wasn’t until well into the 19th century that the township of Batemans Bay appeared. The Bay is now renowned for its spectacular estuary location, hospitality and charm, and unspoiled natural environment. The Clyde River with its notable distinction of being the cleanest river in the southern hemisphere, due to its pristine catchment, is home to a thriving oyster business.
Many significant and talented artists have chosen to reside on the South Coast, (the number far exceeding the national average), so a sculpture event is ideal for both people and place.
To encourage a standard of excellence from sculptors locally, nationally and internationally, the value of prize money is almost $90,000 with the main acquisitive prize money set at $60,000. A world class Sculpture Trail is in the making…….