Sculpture and Scenic World 2017 is now open. This open-air exhibition of world-class artworks in the Blue Mountains rainforest, the exhibition is available until 7th May, free with entry to Scenic World during the April school holidays.
Sculpture at Scenic World has attracted entries from more than 550 artists world-wide, since its inception 6-years ago, and this year showcases 35 artworks from local, interstate and international artists. The only sculpture exhibition held in an Australian rainforest, visitors are able to nominate their favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.
Some artworks are easier to spot, with vibrant colours that the kids will love, and others are more intricate, using the movements of the forest as part of the work. The kids can get snap-happy and enter themselves into the running for an iPad Mini when using the hashtag #ScenicSculpture on social media.
With a zero per cent ecological footprint, environmental experts were brought in to ensure that the lush Jamison Valley is left unharmed. The sculpture exhibits must be made of organic, biodegradable materials where possible, so that they don’t leave any chemical or physical waste, and heavier pieces are suspended from branches as to not harm the valley floor.
Sculpture at Scenic World features kids workshops and daily guided tours – though you can also stroll around the 2.4km Walkway at your own pace, entering and leaving by either the Cableway or the Railway, the steepest railway in the world.