Steeling the show

This piece No 433 by Richard Moffat won the $15,000 acquisition prize at the 11th annual Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show.

Richard Moffatt, who lives in Tanja on the NSW south coast, has won the major acquisition prize at the Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show. Using 1500 kilos of recycled steel he created No 433, which he describes as an abstraction that speaks to the heart.

The work reflects my personal growth as an artist. Its not intellectual but simply about being open-hearted, said Moffatt. When you love what you do to the depth of every cell in your body, it emanates from your work and people receive that.

The ex-metal worker received $15,000 for the artwork.

This year the show features 62 sculptures from 56 east coast artists.

The pieces are on display every day from 9am-5pm until January 31 in the gardens and groves of Thursday Plantation on the Pacific Highway, one kilometre north of Ballina.

Other major winners are Catherine Lane of Ocean Shores for Comfort Zone (Beach Hotel Regional Artists Prize, $1000) and Jess Poulsen of Bangalow for Gods Eyes (Crystal Castle Ephemeral Art Prize, $500).

For more info phone Priya on 6620 5147 or email

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