The Sculptures in the Paddock exhibit has set off a chain reaction for some of its contributors, and its most recent offshoot is an exhibit in Canberra called ‘On The Move’.
The exhibit features a series of works from Yass High School students whose sculptures showed particular talent, and their mentors.
The exhibit was largely organised by Amy Watson, a teacher from Yass High School who has worked with the children throughout the process of Sculpture in the Paddock.
“They [the students] were really excited,” Ms Watson said.
“It’s the first time we have exhibited in Canberra, to my knowledge.
“One of our students came and has actually been selling artworks … she has been getting commissions to make pieces since Sculpture in the Paddock.”
Event contributor Evol McLeod was extremely excited by the talent of the young artists in the Yass Valley, and extremely pleased that they were being given the opportunity to showcase their skills to a broader audience.
“It [the opening] went tremendously well,” Ms McLeod said.
“What really impresses me is the [artistic] calibre of the students.
“It’s very rewarding, because you actually see the young people responding to the whole idea of what they’re capable of achieving. And when they see their work on exhibition and people responding to it, that’s a real confidence builder.”
The exhibit is being displayed in Holt, on the outermost edge of the Canberra border.
“I think for me, the most interesting aspect was to talk about, if you like, breaking down some of the borders between the ACT and this region,” Ms McLeod said.
“The more we start thinking of it as a region, the better.”
Ms Watson also wanted to thank Michael Green, who helped with the transport and setup of the pieces from Cooma Cottage to the Link gallery.
The exhibit is open until December 13 at 90 Stockhill Drive, Holt.