Over $5000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the winning artists for this year’s Sculpture Trail at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

The Sculpture Trail gives artists the opportunity to exhibit works made from recycled materials in the bushland surroundings of the Wildflower Garden at St Ives.

Sculptures can be made from any materials that can be recycled and will be installed at different points in the Garden to form the Sculpture Trail.

This year’s Sculpture Trail will form part of Ku-ring-gai’s Eco Festival during September and October. The Eco Festival aims to raise community awareness of how to live a sustainable life.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entrants at a presentation in early September. Prizes for the Sculpture Trail are funded by Ku-ring-gai’s environmental levy.

The categories and prizes are:

  • Junior Category for individual or group artists 12 years and under – individual prize of $500 and a group prize of a full day excursion at the Wildflower Garden.
  • Youth Category for artists 13 to 18 years – individual prize of $1000 and runner up $500.
  • Open Category for artists over 18 years – individual prize of $2500 and runner up $1000.

Announcing the art competition today, Mayor Jeff Pettett said the Sculpture Trail was a popular event with residents.

“The Trail has really sharpened people’s awareness of the impact of waste on the environment in an engaging way.”

Entries to the Sculpture Trail competition are open between 8 May and 30 July. For more details visit krg.nsw.gov.au/sculpturetrail

We’ll keep you posted on when the Sculpture Trail opens  – it’s a local don’t miss event!

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