The most significant enhancement to Sydney Harbour since the restoration of Walsh Bay, the Barangaroo development is coming into its own. For the next three weeks until 21 August, the foreshore park will be host to a sculpture exhibition. Sculpture at Barangaroo is being presented by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority in partnership with David Handley and Sculpture by the Sea. Barangaroo will be showing 14 works, eight of which are new for this exhibition. Major artists are represented including Ron Robertson-Swann and Ken Unsworth together with emerging artists and, appropriately, several aboriginal artists.
Robertson-Swann’s work, Weighty Matters is three large unrelated metal works he has created over 40 years, one of which, Tony’s Tower II, honours his mentor Sir Anthony Caro. Ken Unsworth’s Harlequin Shuttle, on loan from its original commissioner, Scenic World Katoomba, is eight metres tall and covered in coloured plexiglass. Margarita Sampson, a popular favourite from Sculpture by the Sea, is represented by The Grove on the Sea Wall Lawn. The Milky Way Sisters, three Sydney artists, have contributed, Barangaroo Dreaming representing a huge crinoline of eight layers, one for each of eight generations.
Artists will be giving practical demonstrations of their creative processes and a series of free talks will be given by them during weekends, see www.barangaroo.sydney for the schedule. This is a great promotion of sculpture.
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