Over $5000 worth of cash and prizes are offered to artists able to create artworks for the Sculpture Trail.

Ku-ring-gai Council’s environmentally themed public art competition is open for entries until Friday 30 July 2021.

The Sculpture Trail gives local and regional artists an avenue to exhibit works in the beautiful bushland surroundings of the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives.

Sculptures should reflect on the uniqueness of the Australian bush landscape and showcase environmental themes through the use of sustainable materials.

The Sculpture Trail will be open to the public from 4 September to 4 October.

A total of $5370 in cash and prizes is on offer, funded by Ku-ring-gai’s environmental levy and the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre. A first prize of $3000 cash will be awarded, $1500 for second and $500 for third.

A Junior Sculpture Walk category has been introduced for children aged 12 years and under. The Junior Sculpture Walk winner will receive a free term of classes of their choice at the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.

The George Caley People’s Choice Award, named after the first botanist to explore the area, will also be up for grabs. This award encourages visitors to engage in the Sculpture Trail by uploading a photo of their favourite artwork to Instagram, along with a caption and hashtag #kuringgaisculpturetrail for a chance to win $100. The artist nominated as the People’s Choice will also win $100.

Entries for the sculpture walk art competition will be accepted until 30 July. Visit www.krg.nsw.gov.au/scupturetrail<http://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/scupturetrail> to find out more and apply.

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