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ECU sculpture students join international industry professionals

Wednesday, 02 June 2010

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Students studying sculpture and glass from ECU’s School of Communication and Arts will join two international artists from Japan when they present their work at the 27th annual Gomboc Sculpture Survey, one of the largest open air exhibition spaces in Western Australia.

Sixty ECU students will enter their pieces in this year’s event, with outdoor sculptures taking into account the parks natural surroundings, whilst creating pieces that can withstand the harsh winter weather.

This year the exhibition also extends to three indoor gallery spaces featuring smaller scale sculptures and glass art objects for sale. For outstanding works in sculpture and glass twelve $500 prizes will be awarded to students by Gallery owners Ron and Terrie Gomboc.

Visual Arts Course Coordinator, and sculpture lecturer, Nien Schwartz thanks the Gomboc Art Gallery for allowing her students to publicly exhibit their work and gain professional industry experience.

“For most students this event will be their first exhibition entry on their artist CV, and a very proud moment to remember with family and friends.”

"For patrons the Gomboc Sculpture Survey is a wonderful opportunity to encourage emerging artists and support future creative initiatives,” said Ms Schwartz.

Distinguished Japanese artists, Yoshio Nitto and Taisuke Toda, will also display their steel and copper sculptures as part of the exhibition, which will be held at the Gomboc Art Gallery from 6 to 27 of June.

For more information please visit the Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park website.

Gomboc Sculpture Survey 2010 Exhibition
Date: 6 to 27 June 2010
Time: Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, 50 James Road, Middle Swan.

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