Sculpture in the Paddock is here for another year, and according to organiser Al Phemister, it’s been a bigger success than ever before.
“It’s actually been very successful, we’ve actually more visitors to this exhibition and sold more artworks than ever before,” Mr Phemister said.
He believes that the growing popularity of the exhibit is cumulative, and that the number of visitors will continue to increase as years pass.
“I think it’s just a case of the event’s growing, and people are becoming more aware of it, and making the effort to visit.
“I think it’s just something that’s growing from year to year, essentially.”
One of the highlights of the exhibit for Mr Phemister was seeing the abundance of artistic talent in Yass come to the fore.
“Aw, it’s just beginning. There’s so much potential, the kids’ work is fantastic,” Mr Phemister said.
“We’ve sold more student work than we’ve ever sold before, $1500 worth of student work.”
However, Mr Phemister did not restrict his praise solely to the local youth; he effused applause for the wide variety and extreme creativity of all participating artists.
“I think there’s been something for everybody. There’s a great diversity up there [at the paddock],” he said.
“Some are really well considered and something to ponder over, and some that are just whimsical and cheeky and a touch of fun.
“I think that’s always a great combination to have.”
Scupture in the Paddock will run until October 8 at Cooma Cottage.