artsCape taking shape

artsCape is back for 2010, bigger and better and with a new site at the Byron Bay beachfront.

The original artsCape event was held five years ago, along the path to Byron’s historical lighthouse.

This year the event will be held on 1.5km of parklands adjacent to Clarks Beach and will display the work of more than 65 international, national and local sculptors, whose works all convey messages about the environment and sustainability.

Invited artists include renowned Australian sculptors Bert Flugelman and Greg Johns, Phil Price from New Zealand, Syrian Usama, Al Nassar, Japanese artist Keizo Ushio and Nick Horrigan from the UK.

Submissions have also been accepted from Australians Jan King, Mark McLelland, Emma Davies, Marcus Tatton and Bronwyn Berman, in addition to artists from France, Denmark, India, England, Austria, Syria and New Zealand.

Twenty-two Northern Rivers artists are featured in the show, including James Brown, Daniel Clemmett, John Dahlsen, Mimi Dennett and Christina Khumari.

artsCape will be opened at 2pm on Sunday, June 27 at The Beach Hotel.

Exhibition dates are from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 11.

There’s also an artsCape indoor sculpture show, presented in conjunction with Retrospect Galleries, featuring works from more than 40 of artsCape 2010’s invited and selected artists, including Bert Flugelman, Greg Johns, Usama Al Nassar and Keizo Ushio.

All artworks are for sale and a portion of sales will go to artsCape Biennial Inc to help cover the costs of staging the outdoor exhibition.

The sculpture show will be opened on June 25 at Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay and will run until Sunday, July 11.

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