New talent sought for Arts Festival

Organisers of Dunsborough’s Sculpture by the Bay exhibition, as part of the annual Dunsborough Arts Festival, hope to attract more art students and first time exhibitors for next year’s competition.

Sculpture by the Bay Coordinator Vicky Small said the success of the event on the long weekend last March had already sparked interest from new exhibitors for large works, and she hoped more would step forward in coming months.

The addition of the Small Sculpture Prize exhibition at the Christian Fletcher Gallery provides an opportunity for artists who create smaller scale works to enter.

“ New artists help to keep the event fresh, vibrant and diverse in its content, as well as providing a platform to both show and sell their work in public. And our long time exhibitors have commented that bringing in new artists helps to motivate them in producing more innovative and quality work,” Ms Small said.

“The additional use of Seymour Park this year to cope with the high number of entries worked really well to integrate the event with the town centre, and we hope we can use it again next year.”