• Rylstone Wood Symposium to create art for the region

    Date: 2019.08.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Tags:

    Rylstone Sculptures Inc secretary Virginia Handmeer and president Christopher Plummer will bring 10 days of woodworking and sculpture making to Rylstone in October.Nine sculptors from around the world will put their skills to the test at the Rylstone Wood Symposium in October.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The brainchild of Rylstone Sculptures Inc (RSI), the Wood Symposium will invite the sculptors to create works to be displayed around the Mid-Western Region.

    The came from RSI vice president Ludwig Mlchek.

    Sculptors Ian Bell, Rhonda Castle, Keith Chidzey, Simon Hearn, Ana Paula Luna, Chander Prakash, John G Price, Henryk Topolnicki, and Nardja Williams wee chosen from a long list of applicants.

    “There was a very good standard in the entries we received, and the submitted proposals were all a great fit for the region,” RSI president Christopher Plummer said.

    Each artist will carve their sculpture from a locally sourced, 2.4 metre long redwood gum trunk to over 10 days, using chainsaws, sanders or grinders.

    The sculptures will be showcased in areas in the region that do not have sculptures at the moment, or in an area that is a perfect fit for a certain sculpture.

    “A couple of the sculptures are actually three or so different pieces. Not all of them are one big piece,” RSI secretary Virginia Handmeer said.

    “So they may be placed in three different areas instead of all together,” she said.

    Mr Plummer said many of the works would be site specific, fitting into a certain space better than another. The final placement of the sculptures will be a joint effort between RSI and council.

    The Wood Symposium will be held in the Rylstone Showground’s sheep pavilion from October 29 to November 8.

    The event will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm each day. Residents are invited to come along and watch the artists work or listen to a daily talk of the sculpture making process.

    During the second week of the symposium (November 2 to 6), schools are invited to visit the event, talk to the artists, and learn about the art making process.

    Mr Plummer said the symposium will take place around the same time at the Rylstone StreetFeast.

    “The work will mostly be finished so those at StreetFeast can come along and have a look at the mostly finished sculptures,” Ms Handmeer said.

    Rylstone Sculpture Inc are a group of local residents committed to bringing public art to the Mid-Western Region, and specifically to Rylstone and Kandos.

    RSI works with the Mid-Western Regional Council’s Public Art Advisory committee to bring art to local residents.

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