22 October 2021

Thriving arts in the Eurobodalla Shire adds two new Terrance Plowright sculptures for public display

| Max O'Driscoll
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This Terrance Plowright sculpture will be placed near the Princes Highway roundabout. Photo: Eurobodalla Shire Council.

Eurobodalla will be home to two new sculptures made by renowned Blue Mountains-based sculptor Terrance Plowright OAM.

Terrance Plowright has more than 35 years of experience in the industry and believes his works reveal the innate intelligence of all life and the profoundly powerful nature of existence.

Director of Community, Arts and Recreation at Eurobodalla Shire Council, Kathy Arthur said the two sculptures are expected to be installed before the end of 2021.

Of the two pieces, the first (pictured above) was gifted as a $100,000 commission from Basil Sellers AM early this year.

The sculpture is designed to guide people in the direction of Eurobodalla’s Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, otherwise known as “The Bas.” The sculpture will be visible to drivers on Princes Highway.

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The second piece, secured only recently (pictured below), is 5.5 metres of stainless steel which will sit on the grounds at The Bas.

Second Terrance Plowright sculpture

The second Terrence Plowright sculpture for the sensory garden. Photo: Eurobodalla Shire Council.

This piece will sit adjacent to the new sensory garden with Ms Arthur hopeful of creating a meaningful public space where people can sit in thought and let their minds run free.

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The announcement comes after c0uncillors unanimously endorsed the shire’s public art strategy at the September 28 council meeting.

The strategy aims to create a dialogue about the destination and locality of Eurobodalla enabling creative commentary on evolving stories of environment, people and place.

“The timing couldn’t be better,” Ms Arthur said.

“The Plowright sculptures are the latest additions to a number of large-scale and high-profile public artworks acquired in recent years. The strategy provides the framework for development and maintenance of these works to ensure they are meaningful and relevant to the community, while remaining safe and well maintained into the future.”

It’s another boost for the Eurobodalla Shire arts community, which is set to receive a fully-equipped arts and culture centre in Batemans Bay in 2022.

The centre is a part of the $69 million “Bay Pavillions” project, which includes a 350-seat theatre, music room/dance studio and multiple arts workshops.

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