Sculpture on show for Byron Writers' Festival

YOU may not be part of the literati who descend on the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival this weekend, but you can still enjoy "Small but Passionate" sculptures on show at Still@the centre in Byron Bay.

Curator Dev Lengel said 33 artists have taken the theme of "passion" to heart.

"This enticingly seductive exhibition will lead visitors beautifully into the festival," he says.

The sculpture pictured is from a group called Monte Lupo, artists working with people with multiple disabilities, challenging and complex behaviours. It is entitled! "Frida".

Those who love art and sculpture can also enjoy 42 sculptures that will be installed on the site at North Beach.

The largest is the Venus of Willendorf, by Daniel Clemmett, an enlargement of the famous 11cm high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between 24,000 and 22,000BC.

It is 5.5 metres high, weighs around half a tonne and is made from the underside of car bonnets.

The sculptures all interpret the Festival’s theme Feel the Passion, using a variety of indoor and outdoor media from welded steel to Mills and Boons books to folder pager and carved stone.

The small sculptures are on show at 3 Centennial Circuit, Byron Arts and Industrial Estate until August 13.

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