The Navigator by Harrie Fasher. Photo: Keith Maxwell
By Scenic World
Take a creative family escape to the Blue Mountains for Sculpture at Scenic World 2014 where children and families can explore together the 31 unique sculptures curated within Scenic World’s Jurassic rainforest.
Now in its third year, the exhibition (April 24 – May 18) has again been supported by iconic Blue Mountains hotels and resorts offering a range of special packages designed for this major international cultural event.
The public program has just been announced offering exciting opportunities for art lovers, enthusiasts, children and families alike.
Participants will learn new skills, gain insights and engage in open forums.
Highlights include free guided tours for the general public including a tour tailored for families and artist talks providing an opportunity to engage in lively discussions with a selection of exhibiting artists including Blue Mountains-based Roger- Foley Fogg, Sydney-based Angus Adameitis and Marcus Tatton from Tasmania.
The free evening program returns with a notable highlight a lecture by Anthony Bond OAM, Unsworth the Great Romancer. Bond was director curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW for 28 years where he developed a close working relationship with Ken Unsworth. In this special lecture Bond will discuss Unsworth’s oeuvre as well as his current site-responsive sculpture Harlequin’s Shuttle which will feature in this year’s Sculpture at Scenic World.
New in 2014 will be Sculpture Conversations, a dynamic evening forum featuring exhibiting artists discussing diverse perspectives within their art.
The highly anticipated Sculpture for Small People returns with an exciting new program.
The $10 hour-long workshops for children aged 3 to 9 years which sold out in 2013 will be a great opportunity for children to engage with exhibiting artists and learn new skills in a fun atmosphere.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a specially-designed workshop during which mum and child will have the chance to create and explore together in this coloured glass workshop led by Blue Mountains artist Kayo Yokoyama.
Exhibition manager Lizzy Marshall said the 2014 public program was designed to allow all audiences to engage with the 31 sculptures and feel part of the experience through intimate and interactive events that delivered a fresh perspective on the artists’ responses to the surrounding landscape.
To capture the full Sculpture at Scenic World experience featuring a special sculpture project from Ken Unsworth alongside a Yuin artist (NSW south coast), international artists from the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong, 17 NSW artists, 10 from the Blue Mountains and one from Tasmania, take advantage of great value Sculpture at Scenic World overnight packages.
Sculpture at Scenic World 2014 Accommodation Packages
(All packages include the Ultimate Sculpture Pass – VIP express exhibition entry and unlimited rides on the new Scenic Railway, the Skyway and Cableway)
The Carrington Hotel – Premier Package – AU$257.50 for 2 adults or AU$349 for family (2 adults and 2 children under 14 years). Includes overnight accommodation in a Premier View Spa Room and continental breakfast in the Grand Dining Room.
Colonial Package – AU$207.50 for 2 adults or AU$299 for family
(2 adults and 2 children under 14 years of age). Includes: overnight accommodation in a Colonial Room (standard ensuite room), and Continental breakfast in the Grand Dining Room.
The Fairmont Resort MGallery Collection – City Experience Family Package from AU$329 (2 adults and 2 children under 12), Includes: overnight accommodation in a spacious Fairmont room, buffet breakfast in Jamison’s Restaurant, and free kids activities during school holidays.
Lilianfels Resort & Spa – Sculpture at Scenic World Package, from AU$469 per night for 2 adults (subject to availability). Includes: overnight accommodation for two adults; full buffet breakfast for two in Orangery Restaurant; Lilianfels high tea for two in the Lounge, and complimentary use of all Resort leisure facilities
Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant – Sculpture at Scenic World Package from AU$629 per night for 2 adults (subject to availability). Includes: overnight accommodation for two adults; full breakfast for two in Echoes Restaurant; three-course a la carte dinner at Echoes Restaurant and complimentary use of all leisure facilities Lilianfels Resort & Spa.
Mountain Heritage – Scenic Sculpture Package (midweek) from AU$258 for 2 adults for bookings Sunday – Thursday (subject to availability). Includes: overnight accommodation in a Heritage Room, and continental breakfast for two.
Scenic Sculpture Package (weekend) for AU$418 for 2 adults for bookings Friday or Saturday (subject to availability). Includes: overnight accommodation in a Heritage Room, two course dinner with complimentary bottle of house wine and continental breakfast for two.
Sculpture at Scenic World is a free event on purchasing the Scenic World’s Ultimate Discovery Pass ($35 adults, $18 children (3-14 years), $88 families of five, $32 concessions). The pass includes unlimited rides on the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway. Pre-purchased tickets to Sculpture for Small People is $10 per workshop including materials.
View the full public program and more information Sculpture at Scenic World and ticketing and packages visit- www.scenicworld.com.au/sculpture.
Apparition by Dale Miles. Photo: Keith Maxwell