If you haven’t already, head to Rylstone this week and witness sculptors from around the world putting their skills to the test at the 2017 Rylstone Wood Sculpture Symposium.
Running until this Saturday 28 October, the Wood Sculpture Symposium sees 10 artists create sculptures that are ultimately destined for permanent public display at various locations throughout the Mudgee region.
Each artist brings with them a unique tool bag and skill-set with which to tackle the objective of creating a provocative, beautiful work from a 2.4m hunk of ribbon gum over the 10 days of the event.
The masterpieces are based on concept drawings submitted to a selection panel that included curators from Bathurst Gallery, Orana Arts and Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Some of the works may be site specific and will be placed in areas around the region where they will be the perfect fit for the space that have been designed for.
The event is a great investment in art in the region and it is open to the public from 9am to 5pm each day until Saturday (except around lunchtime from 1-2pm) at the Rylstone Showground.
The works should be mostly finished by Saturday so if you’re already in town for the Rylstone StreetFeast make sure that you stop in and check it out and see the amazing masterpieces created by these talented sculptors.
To follow the progress of the sculptures so far visit https://www.facebook.com/rylstonesculptures/.