reconsidered scrape metal 200cm x 60cm x24cm.
Forty five minutes south of Hobart, a second generation Tasmanian has created an annual sculptural trail on his family's farm. When the idea first took root the annual exhibition was to highlight benches.
As the exhibition is open to anyone naturally the concepts and finished works tend to be uneven depending on who has decided to take part in any given year. A young self taught metal worker Simon Pankhurst has over the years gone from strength to strength as this year's entry above shows. Simon has taken part in most of the past shows and displayed a great sense originality'
In recent years the trail, and it is a trail as the viewers are required walk up through the bush and on up a hill to view all the exhibits, looking at the various entries displayed along the track. Some pieces are retained from previous years and thus enrich the experience. Not all participants necessarily make benches ,often preferring to use all sorts of materials in their statements to create straight forward sculptures.
Jaffa Rascal 'Splash'
50cm x 100cm x 50cm.
ceramic and salvaged timber.
Total view of 'Splash' below.
Sally Brown 'Espalier'
82cm x 60cm x60cm.
This work is best described as a relief rather than a three dimensional sculpture. The artist felt that we view the world from one perspective rather than in the round. I found the above had a lot of affinity with the play of shadows on a wall that offers many possibilities.
I felt that to many of this years exhibits were not fully resolved, and the artists involved have not explored to full possibility of three dimensional space which after all is what sculpture is all about.