“At this time of any other year Sydney is getting ready for its regular fix of Sculpture by the Sea (SXS), one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the cultural calendar. But like so many things in the era of COVID-19, the thought of hundreds of thousands of people rubbing shoulders on the trail between Bondi and Tamarama now signifies “superspreader” rather than “tourist bonzana”.
As of last week SXS chief David Handley still couldn’t provide a date for the rescheduled exhibition. Maybe March? Maybe April? It all depends on our ability to keep the virus in check. In the meantime, sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts have not been idle. Tomorrow is the final day of Sculptures in the Garden at Mudgee, now in its tenth year. Sculpture in the Vineyards: the Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival (until November 1), has been given a new lease of life; while QStation, Manly, is hosting the first-ever Les Sculptures Refusées: A Celebration of Rejection, (until November 19).”READ MORE