A community sculpture event to be held
concurrently with Mullum Music Fest
November 15-18, 2018
In order to encourage art in the public domain Creative Mullum is presenting INGENUITY - a festival of three dimensional art. By drawing on rich veins of creativity of this community, INGENUITY will heighten awareness that creativity exists as an inherent force in the community. The Mullum Music Festival goers, residents and other visitors will be in re-created environs for the duration.
Community members and groups with artistic leanings are invited to express interest in showing sculpture at the Mullum Sculpture Fest (MSF) to be held in November on the site of the Mullum Sculpture Walk (MSW), Palm Park and Brunswick Terrace, Mullumbimby.
AS project partner Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce (MCC) will support exploration of histories and mythical interpretations of Mullumbimby’s landmark formation, Chincogan, through a public art project. The project will produce a permanent work of art informed by artists interpretation and located on a designated site (site 11 or 12) on the MSW.
In keeping with the Creative Mullumbimby philosophical underpinning of site specificity or genius loci*, the successful applicant will have included a thorough consideration of the site and a proposed sculpture's relevance to place in the proposal.
A Short History of the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk
The Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk (MSW) has been recognised as a potential site of expression for artists of the region for quite some years. The idea was presented to the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and was met with an immediate positive response. The gateway sculpture maquette, renamed Enter Here, was mooted as the start up sculpture and went on exhibition in the CUBE art display in the Council Chambers foyer. It then had exposure at the Mullumbimby market eliciting numerous letters of support before being presented to Council’s Public Art Assessment Panel (PAAP).
Creative Mullumbimby Inc. is a volunteer community organisation with the aim to initiate and facilitate local creative endeavours. Mullumbimby town-ship, hinterland and Brunswick River valley, has a unique and vibrant quality - creativity is at the heart of this uniqueness. Creative Mullumbimby has created the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk.
Watch our videos on the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk Youtube Channel.
Watch the exiting development from the fund raiser campaign in Mullumbimby to the construction of the first sculpture "Enter Here" on the Mullumbimby Sculpure Walk and the opening ceremony of the Sculpure Walk. Stay tuned for the newest developments.
After several hours of careful deliberation the panel arrived at a clear decision to award the commission for REVIVE to Raven Esque of Mullumbimby.
His “Living Sculpture’ proposal most aptly addresses the project brief and utilises the existing disused barbecue base by tiling the various faces of the structure and planting local species in the well. The tiles will be handmade by him and fired in his own wood fired kiln.