It looks like the magnificent sculpture created by the talented group associated with Wombarra Sculpture Garden my have found a spectacular new home.
The large, white, climbable ‘Shellpod’, looks set to find it’s ‘forever home’ at Austinmer’s Headlands area.
‘Shellpod’ is a rounded, ferro cement and mosaic tile delight which has been built by a group of talented local creatives, with the idea of gifting it to the local community.
Reknown sculptor Gaby Porter is behind the incredible creation. You can read the whole story HERE.
Gaby has suggested placing public art right along the new Grand Pacific Walk. “Sculpture by the Sea is so popular,” she says. “Wouldn’t it be great if people could enjoy art between the ocean and the escarpment all year round?”
Gaby has been approached to create work for the Palm Beach to Manly walk but would prefer Shellpod to stay closer to home.
She has held talks with Wollongong City Council representatives, who are keen to keep the sculpture in the Northern Illawarra.
A Council spokesman says Wollongong City Council’s Public Art Advisory Panel has considered and supported the offer from artists, including Gaby Porter, of the “Shellpod” as an addition to our Public Art Program.
“As Council’s Public Art budget has been allocated for the 2017-2018 financial year, Council is currently exploring its budget allocations as funds needed to allow for the transportation of the “Shellpod” from its current location and to make sure it’s appropriately installed in a new location. This location would also be part of the considerations.”