Sculptures give tourist boost

11-07-2018 by admin

People’s choice winner: Drop Bear Training Camp by Ian Swift captured the public’s imagination with its comic, heroic and iconic depiction of a squadron of koalas. Sculpture at Scenic Worldis estimated to have attracted an additional 22,000 visitors to the Blue Mountains this year.
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Wrapping up onMay 8, more than 93,000 people viewedthe rainforest exhibition over four weeks – a 30 per centincrease on last year.

“This year’s 28 sculptures and installations were all very distinct and viewing them from the elevated boardwalk allowed our guests to get up close to the artworks and interact with many of them giving each person an individual experience,” said Scenic World’s managing director, Anthea Hammon

With more than 4500 votes received in the $1000 Carrington Hotel People’s Choice Award, Blue Mountains artist Ian Swiftwas announced as the winner of the prize at the exhibition’s closing function.

Mr Swift’s work, Drop Bear Training Camp, captured the public’s imagination with its comic, heroic and iconic depiction of a squadron of koalas.He said the People’s Choice award was a special moment as visitors to the exhibition have shown an appreciation for the issues of the time, climate change and terrorism.

“Just like the conflicts of today and the issue of climate change, the koalas represent the challenge in reclaiming their lost pristine habitat,” Mr Swiftsaid.

Other prizes announced at the closing function included the $5000 Artist Peer Award and the $2000 Scenic World Staff Choice Award both won by collaborative artists Selena Springett and Alessandro Berini.

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