Installation of first artwork at Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail

The view from the top of the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail at Penneshaw.
The view from the top of the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail at Penneshaw.

The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail committee will unveil the first commissioned sculpture on Thursday, December 13 at 4pm.

Kangaroo Island sculptor Dave Clarke has created an amazing sculpture titled “Red Eyed Wattle Seed”, inspired by the coastal shrub, Acacia Cyclops which is found throughout the trail.

This piece is constructed from granite, steel and concrete.

The community is invited to share in the celebration of this piece by attending the on-site unveiling of the sculpture. 

Please gather at the entrance on Frenchman’s Terrace, Penneshaw, where the committee will offer light refreshments. 

Mr Clarke is an accomplished sculptor with commissioned works and exhibitions from London to Kangaroo Island and was a finalist in the esteemed Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2004.

The committee is very pleased that our first commissioned piece is from one of our many talented KI artists.

This first installation has been made possible by generous donations from Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers and Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail patron, John Gamble.

The trail will continue to surprise and delight visitors with many exciting plans coming in the next few months.

The construction of the swing bridge across the beautiful ravine is due to commence early in 2019.

The swing bridge will provide an adventurous and fun element to the trail experience.

The first round of Artist Expression of Interest closes on 31 January and the response has been very positive.

The KI Sculpture Trail has received many interesting concepts and the future installations for the trail are looking exciting and inspiring.

The committee welcome any patronage to assist in future installations.

Please contact the committee on kisculputretrail@hotmail.com if you are interested in becoming a patron of the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail.

Visit the website at www.kangarooislandsculpturetrail.com for more information.

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