A BAY OF CULTURE
Sculpture for Clyde (Bhundoo) acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land surrounding Batemans Bay, Walbanga Country as referred to by the Walbanga people, pay respect to elders past, present and future.
A little history where Sculpture for Clyde is positioned.
* The Murra Murra Mia walkway means place or plenty of fish.
* The grassed area where ‘Buoyansea’ is positioned is called Mena’s Point. The Walbanga people still see her spirit there today, as Mena loved to fish from this point – perfect positioning for the beginning of the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk.
In 2024, Sculpture for Clyde will be in its fifth year!
In 2023, Sculpture for Clyde returned to the shores of the majestic Clyde River (Bhundoo).
Outdoor / Indoor / Student Exhibitions, Batemans Bay Foreshore
The Sculpture for Clyde event is a 10 day festival that has returned to the Batemans Bay Foreshore. The outdoor, indoor and student sculpture exhibition is 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 Clyde River, 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, in 2024 the value of prize money will be more than $112,000 with the main acquisitive prize money set at $100,000. A world class Sculpture Trail is in the making…….
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