Councillors Mally McMurtrie, Denise Ingram and Jo McNally with a hippo made out of Hebel.
Councillors Mally McMurtrie, Denise Ingram and Jo McNally with a hippo made out of Hebel.

Sculptors show wares

THE Southern Downs Regional councillors couldn’t resist not having a peek at the Sculpture Symposium yesterday after their meetings.

Councillor Cameron Gow admired a piece by participant sculptor Birgit Grapentin who highlighted the beautiful colours of the sandstone in her piece.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for artists to show the community the time and skill necessary to create some of the different forms of art,” Cr Gow said.

Cr Ross Bartley couldn’t go past a piece by Stephen Schulbert, which is up for auction this Sunday, as he saw the artwork as a very appealing seat.

Sculptor Paul Stumkat said there were at least 11 major works in sandstone up for auction as well as additional smaller pieces.

With only three days left until the end of the symposium the sandstone pieces are all close to their end design after the sculptors have worked wonders with the Southern Downs trademark.


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