Wednesday 17 February 2016
Bega Valley Shire Library is supporting the 2016 Sculpture on the Edge festival by hosting the Jimmy Rix Artist Talk on Saturday 5 March and the popular SOTE Symposium on Sunday 6 March.
Jimmy Rix is a prize-winning, professional sculptor who has been exhibiting his work in Australia and Ireland since 1995.
Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker, said the free talk will give people a great insight into Mr Rix who was awarded the Delta Sculpture Prize in 2012 and the major award at Lakelight Sculpture Prize in 2014 and 2015.
This year’s Sunday symposium will focus on local Aboriginal art, with a theme of ‘Thinking Art, Culture and Healing.
Sculpture on the Edge event manager, Jan Ireland, said the symposium will give people the chance to meet artists and learn more about their artistic processes.
Thanks to a Mumbulla Foundation grant, the 2016 symposium will be free of charge to the first 35 people to register. Book online at begavalleyshirelibrary.eventbrite.com.au or ring Bermagui library on 6499 2411.
The events are part of the annual Sculpture on the Edge festival running from 5-14 March. The festival incorporates an outdoor exhibition of large sculptural works on the Bermagui Headland and at Dickinson Park as well as an indoor exhibition of smaller works.
Both events will be held at Bermagui library, with the Jimmy Rix artist talk starting at 10am, and the Sunday symposium running from 10am – 3pm. Lunch and morning tea will be provided at the symposium.
Photograph: Jimmy Rix