Sculpture takes centre stage

If you havent already explored the grounds of Thursday Plantation in Ballina to marvel at the weird and wonderful creations in this years East Coast Sculpture Show, then you better hurry before this outdoor art extravaganza closes for another year.

The Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show is one of the most unique art shows in Australia, with artists invited to use the plantation as one big gallery, placing their artworks in amongst the rainforest groves and botanical gardens or creating an installation out in the open paddocks.

With no space constraints, artists can let their imagination run wild, and youll find everything from a bromeliad garden created with coloured bottles to a four-piece jazz band playing amongst the grass.

This years 11th annual show features 63 new works as well as many others that permanently live on-site.

As well as admiring the artworks in the East Coast Sculpture Show, people can enjoy lunch and refreshments at the Verandah Caf and kids can explore the nearby tea tree maze.

The East Coast Sculpture Show is on display every day from 9am to 5pm until January 31.

Thursday Plantation is located just 1km north of Ballina on the Pacific Highway.

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