Major outdoor art exhibition comes alive at The Waterfront, Shell Cove

14 September 2023

More than 40 major sculpture pieces have been put on display at The Waterfront, Shell Cove as part of a major multi-year community cultural initiative.

The Sculpture Walk winds its way along the Shellharbour Marina on pathways and boardwalks and will be in place until October 30.

The exhibition is part of the PromenART initiative launched last month by Frasers Property Australia and Shellharbour City Council, many of the pieces reflect the ocean-side coastal location of The Waterfront, Shell Cove and have a combined value of more than $1.5 million.

The artists from across Australia have used everything from steel and bronze to reclaimed railway sleepers and concrete to create their pieces. All of the sculptures are available for acquisition or purchase ranging from $10,000 to $224,000 for the headline piece, Michael Van Dam’s 3m stainless steel and chain Earth’s Custodian. Each piece features a QR code link to information about its creation and the artist.

The Sculpture Walk joins the large-scale mural by local community groups and accomplished artists which kicked off PromenART in August.

Mathew Gulliver, Development Director, Shell Cove, said the Sculpture Walk would provide yet another reason to get out and enjoy the many walking and play trails that are a feature of the waterfront and marina area.

“The marina and surrounds are one of Shell Cove’s greatest assets, and now we’re adding some art, creativity and colour to make it an even more exciting place to spend time,” he said.

For the duration of the Sculpture Walk a weekly makers’ and creators’ market will be held marina-side on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, featuring up to artisan stalls, workshops, demonstrations and live music.

The entire PromenART event schedule and catalogue will be released soon and feature live entertainment, markets, workshops and demonstrations. Keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening via the official event website

The Waterfront Shell Cove

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