artsCape: The Nature of Sculpture
Australian and International Artists, Cape Byron Headland Reserve & Clarks Beach Reserve, Byron Bay NSW
artsCape: The Nature of Sculpture (artsCape) was an environmental sculpture exhibition first staged in 2005 at Cape Byron’s iconic lighthouse and headland reserve. An artsCape exhibition was staged again in 2010 within the beachside parklands of Clarks Beach Reserve.
Creative Road’s Rebecca Townsend conceived, designed, curated, project managed and marketed this 16 day event in collaboration with Merran Morrison and team of dedicated volunteers.
Environmental sculptures were installed sympathetically within the natural environment – suspended in trees, nestled in sand dunes, overlooking the ocean, skilfully sited to show off the stunning natural settings.
Professional sculptors from the region, across Australia and the world created outdoor sculptures which conveyed messages of nature, the environment and sustainability, exploring themes as diverse as flora and fauna, ecology, marine conservation, water, air quality, the land and indigenous culture.
This project received extensive supportive feedback from locals and visitors, made a positive impact on business and tourism, visual arts development and community pride. An estimated 40,000 people visited the exhibitions.
Images: artsCape, various artists (2005 & 2010) Cape Byron (Photos: Louise Beaumont, Tao Jones) produced in collaboration with M. Morrison.