- Title: AUSTRALIA: Artists in Sydney use Bondi as a backdrop to display sculptures
- Date: 5th November 2007
- Summary: MARCUS TATTON'S "AD INFINITUM"
- Embargoed: 20th November 2007 11:48
- Location: Australia
- Country: Australia
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA74F602F4TO2OCB1R0ZJEUN2OF
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- Story Text: An annual sculpture exhibition opens near Sydney's picturesque beaches and its contemporary works are expected to draw thousands of visitors.
Organisers launched one of the world's largest outdoor exhibition's called 'Sculptures by the Sea' in Sydney on Wednesday (October 31).
Using Sydney's world famous beach as a setting to display the latest contemporary sculptures, organisers unveiled 106 pieces of art to the public.
The annual exhibition is in its eleventh year.
Sydney sculptor David Horton was given the top prize for his piece "Yesternight: Work in progress". The sculpture is an arrangement of a variety of objects.
Horton says the environment was crucial in giving the right look and feel to his work.
"When I was making it, when I was accepted to be a part of the show, I really did want to have a horizon line for these verticals to play off, that was, to get a site like this is really important for a sculpture like this," said Horton about how he felt about the relationship between the display venue and his piece.
Marcus Tatton, an Australian artist from Tasmania, said he tried to portray the affects of the logging sector by carving his sculpture out of a fallen eucalyptus tree.
"This tree would have been exported to Japan to make toilet paper or something similar. However, they couldn't actually break this particular tree with the excavators to make it small enough to go onto a truck, from the bush to the beach this is a much better way for it to have it actually gone,"
said Tatton about his piece.
The exhibition remains open to public for free until November 18. It is displaying the work of 82 Australian and 27 international artists.
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