We went to Jindabyne for the weekend and it just so happened to coincide with an outdoor sculpture exhibition called Lake Light. This is held each Easter weekend apparently, and the sculptures are lit up at night, which presents them in a completely new and different light, as it were.
The real reason we were there was to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak (more of which in a later post). It was named by Pawel Strzelecki, a Polish explorer and geologist, who conducted gological and mineralogical surveys at the request of the Governor of New South Wales.
In 1839 he set out on an expedition to the Australian Alps and explored the Snowy Mountains,climbing the highest peak in 1940. He named it in honour of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and the United States who fought in the Polish uprising against Russia, and in the America Revolution.
|Statue of Pawel Strzelecki|
|Birdwatchers by Jesse Graham|
|Stacks of Light by Mandy Lamont|
|Winner of the ANU Prize: Don't Forget About Me by Ben Eyles|
|Hoppy by Gary Rae|
|Jaws in Jindy by Gary Rae|
"I'm told by arty types that what I do is 'minimalistic art where I engange the negative sections with the outlines clearly speaking for themselves'... whatever that means" - Gary Rae
|Moonlight on Lake Jindabyne by Mother Nature|
These two pieces are 'just' benches, incorporating the local corroboree frog in the vibrant mosaics, and the snowboard for you to 'park your arts'. Not part of the exhibition, they are among my favourite works!
|Kelly's Wardrobe by Jesse Graham|
|Winner of the Youth Award: Rainbow Trout by Travis Woodbridge|
|Winner of the Major Award: Evolution by Jesse Graham|
|Raziels Key by Petra Levy|
|Limbo by Todd Costa|
|Winner of the Encouragement Award: School of Fishes by Braidwood Central School|
|The Snake Catcher by Steve Croquett|
|Winner of the Waste to Art Award: Discus by Jade and Ian Webster|
|Urban Plant Life by Dylan Brown|
|1871 Canardly-Goza by Richard Nutt|
|Snowy Spirit by Snowy River Men's Shed (my favourite)|
|Winner of the People's Choice Award and the Illumination Award: In My Garden by Michael Scott Lees|
|Cockatoos on Town Sculpture by David Doyle|
|Song and Dance by Jesse Graham|
|Common Thread by Victoria Bitter|
|Skool 'This' by Craig Burrell|
|No Time by Garry McClelland|