Camie Lyons, Greg Johns and Jimmy Rix – Selected for Sculpture in the Valley 2023

In News October 2, 2023

Image above: The Bush Custodians  bronze  each figure 270 x 180 x 250cm. Photographed with the artist.

Congratulations to Camie Lyons, Greg Johns and Jimmy Rix who have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Sculpture in the Valley, held at the Wilburra property on Smarts Road in Kangaroo Valley.

Sculptures by the three artists have been selected in both the Outdoor Sculpture and Indoor Sculpture categories. Camie Lyons’ Bush Custodians, Greg Johns’ Sentinel and The Observer, and Jimmy Rix’s Kangaroo and Honeyeater have been selected in the Outdoor Sculpture category. Lyons’ Wings, Johns’ Dry Country Mandala and Rix’s Kelpie and Home is where the heart is have been selected in the Indoor Sculpture category.

Greg Johns  Sentinel  2022  corten steel  294 x 60 x 80 cm

Jimmy Rix  Kelpie  2020  bronze  51 x 42 x 21.5 cm

Camie Lyons  Wings  Bronze  112 x 72 60 cm

Of her work, Lyons says: ‘A reminder of the vital role played by all winged creatures. In droves they clean the earth and spread the seeds and fertilize life in our wild spaces. The artist crafted these forms from branches, materials that owe their existence to insects, birds, and bugs. They too begin their journey with the help from winged things and grow into giants, providing food and shelter, and so continuing the divine cycle of growth and transformation.’

Sculpture in the Valley is part of the not-for-profit organisation Arts in the Valley, also known as the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival. Sculpture in the Valley presents a biennial exhibition of sculptural works set in the dramatic escarpment surrounds of Kangaroo Valley. A selection of large outdoor sculptures take advantage of the site’s intimate rural setting and expansive valley views, while a selection of smaller works are available for view in the standard indoor exhibition space.

This year the show welcomes David Ball as the exhibition curator alongside Director Stuart McCreery, and judges Janet Laurence and Michael Snape.

Sculpture in the Valley 2023
Wilburra, 32 Smarts Road, Barrengarry NSW

View the online exhibition catalogue here