Plowright into public art this October

13 October 2021

Art lovers longing for lockdown release can anticipate the arrival of not one but two Terrance Plowright sculptures destined for Eurobodalla.

The public art works will cement The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre’s reputation for excellence across NSW’s arts scene, with Eurobodalla Council’s director of community, arts and recreation Kathy Arthur expecting the sculptures to be installed by year’s end.

“We were gifted the first sculpture earlier this year as a $100,000 commission from Basil Sellers AM. It will be visible from the Princes Highway, serving as a spectacular wayfinding marker for visitors to The Bas,” Ms Arthur said.

“Now we’ve secured a companion piece; five and a half metres in stainless steel that will sit in the south-west corner of The Bas’ grounds.”

Terrance Plowright OAM is a sought after artist of national significance. With more than 35 years’ experience, Plowright said his works reveal the innate intelligence of all life and the profoundly powerful nature of existence.

Ms Arthur said the co-located sculptures would add significant value to Eurobodalla’s sculpture showcase generally and The Bas specifically.

“The second work will sit adjacent to the newly planted sensory garden that runs along the western side of The Bas and Moruya Library. Top-shelf sculpture in a setting designed to stimulate the senses; that’s a meaningful public space where people can let their minds run free,” she said.

Ms Arthur also welcomed the endorsement of the shire’s Public Art Strategy, which received unanimous support from Councillors on Tuesday 28 September.

“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 art works 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.”