Sculptors Queensland 2014 Members Exhibition and Shillam Prize opens this Friday night. The outdoor pieces were installed in and around the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens last week and tomorrow we begin setting up the indoor exhibition in the Gardens Auditorium. Its going to be a busy day with a long start but I'm looking forward to it.
The outdoor installation went off with little fuss and I'm fairly pleased with the location of my concrete tentacles, directly opposite the entrance to the Japanese Garden. It's easy to get lost in the magnitude of the gardens and at just over 4 feet in diameter and not quite 2 foot high, this is not a massive installation. But I think the clumping habit of the bamboo mirrors the grouping of the tentacles as well as providing a certain atmosphere. There are several good sight-lines on to the work and it's a real "high traffic" corner.