15 March 2023

Lap up the creative talent - Lake Light Sculpture is back with a twist

| Gail Eastaway
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David Doyle sculpture

A previous entry in the Lake Light Sculpture festival at Jindabyne, Under the Southern Cross, by artist David Doyle. Photo: Lake Light Sculpture.

Lake Light Sculpture will return to the spectacular mountain surrounds of Jindabyne in 2023, from 6 to 9 April, with an exciting twist.

Snowy Monaro’s largest dedicated arts festival is back to delight the local community and visitors, with more than 25,000 attendees expected across the Easter weekend.

Lake Light Sculpture: Street Edition will embrace the views across Lake Jindabyne from a different angle, from the streets of Jindabyne itself.

Sculptors will be encouraged to connect people and places by creating new experiences through their art.

After the cancellation of the 2022 event, Lake Light Sculpture Inc embraced the unknown and planned around the potential impact of Lake Jindabyne levels. The water levels have made it necessary to relocate from the lake foreshores for this year.

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The 2023 festival aims to help locals and visitors alike to reimagine the natural landscape and town streetscape by installing sculptures in new and imaginative places.

Although the events will be unpowered, artists with solar-powered lighting elements are encouraged to take part.

Lake Light Sculpture Inc chair Cherie McNair said: “It’s great to return to programming this fantastic event for the region.

“The committee has a strong commitment to supporting our artists and we want to give them the best backdrop the region can offer.

“The 2023 event will be something new and unique in its approach.”

Lake Light Sculpture is a platform for emerging, mid-career and professional artists.

The event significantly contributes to the art and cultural footprint of the Snowy Monaro Region and helps to drive economic development and social change.

Entries for Lake Light Sculpture closed on 6 March.

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The committee is now calling for volunteers – so keep an eye on social channels for more information.

Lake Light Sculpture is the leading arts and cultural event in the Snowy Mountains.

This iconic outdoor sculpture festival, held annually on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, sprang to life in the year 2000.

It was cancelled in 2022 due to the high water levels of Lake Jindabyne, which covered the usual event venue, the Lake Jindabyne foreshore.

Lake Light Sculpture encourages experimentation and holds firm in its belief that collaboration is the key to a great event.

The event works in partnership with the community to activate and inspire, build participation, edify, and entertain. Each year the event produces a wide variety of innovative and inspiring artworks.

The Committee of Lake Light Sculpture Inc, whose members are all based in the region, facilitates the successful delivery of the festival each year and ensures it is a meaningful, creative and quality event for the community and visitors.

The committee comprises volunteers with specific and diverse skill sets.

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