Sculpture at Barangaroo returns for 2017

SXSB Richard Tipping Kangooroo - photo by Jamie WilliamsFollowing its success in 2016, Sculpture at Barangaroo returns to Sydney’s stunning Barangaroo Reserve with 14 artworks by nine established and emerging Australian artists lining the spectacular Harbour foreshore the reserve until 20 August 2017.

Presented in partnership with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Sculpture by the Sea, the visually stunning, free-to-the-public outdoor exhibition will surprise and delight Sydneysiders and visitors as they explore the greenspace. Visitors can discover five new works created specifically for the exhibition and nine existing sculptures that have been hand selected by curator Geoffrey Edwards to compliment the striking landscape and backdrop.

Sculpture at Barangaroo is a cross-generational, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary showcase both for formidable free-standing works of art and richly immersive installations,” said curator Geoffrey Edwards. “In antiquity, most sculpture was conceived for spectacular open-air settings. This experience is repeated, although with captivating contemporary works, at the glorious Barangaroo Reserve.”

Exhibiting artists include esteemed Australian sculptor Michael Le Grand, who will be celebrated with a mini-retrospective of six works, Richard Tipping, Nicole Monks, Cave Urban, Andrew Rogers, Adam King from the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Tereasa Trevor, Christopher Langton and Elyssa Sykes-Smith.

On Saturday 5 August at 11:00am, Indigenous artist Nicole Monks will hold a Grounding Ceremony at her sculpture to acknowledge the land, the plants and animals, its people and the old people. Of the ceremony, Nicole said: “We will ground the space by activating and centring the space with sound, natural elements and dance and then invite everyone to participate in creating the ephemeral artwork.”

“For the second year running Sculpture at Barangaroo will delight audiences with a showcase of original works and favourites from earlier exhibitions throughout Sydney’s newest foreshore reserve,” said Craig van der Laan, Chief Executive Officer of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority. “Sculpture at Barangaroo combines one of Sydney’s best-loved exhibitions with the most spectacular harbourside reserve and I’m confident Sydneysiders will return in droves to see these art works.”

Sculpture at Barangaroo runs from 5 – 20 August 2017. Barangaroo Reserve is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but visitors are encouraged to view the works between 8:00am – 6:00pm daily. For more information, visit: www.barangaroo.com for details.

Image: Richard Tipping, Kangooroo, 2016 – photo by Jamie Williams. Exhibited courtesy of Australian Galleries.

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