Sydney: A week or so back I spent a fabulous day in the rainforest of the floor of the majestic Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains, where the event Sculpture at Scenic World had just been installed. You have until May 19, 2013, to see it and I highly recommend that you do. Here’s what I wrote about it for the Daily Telegraph.

Sculpture at Scenic World, curated by Lizzy Marshall, is an annual art event which began only last year and comparisons with Sculpture by the Sea are inevitable.

Rather than starting out in the shadow of David Handley’s coastal art extravaganza, however, Sculpture at Scenic World has stepped out boldly and bravely with an air of confidence and professionalism.

It is a simply terrific show, and all involved must be praised including all the artists and curator Lizzy Marshall who also curated last year’s event.

This year, the works for Sculpture at Scenic World were selected by three judges.

Marshall curated the selected works into the spaces along the Scenic Walkways. Some works can be found in nooks and crannies, one is inside an old miner’s hut, some are draped over mossy boulders, many are suspended between giant trees in tiny, sunlit openings in the forest, and others are simply placed on the leaf litter.

Being in the forest and looking up at some of the sculptures, you catch a glimpse of the soaring peaks above you, and feel a bit like that wonderful scene in Picnic at Hanging Rock when the girls are heading off mystically into the unknown heights above them.

Marshall worked with an eco expert to ensure that the exhibition had zero ecological impact on the rainforest.

Here are some of the pictures I took on the day, although they hardly do the art works justice.

Elizabeth Fortescue, May 12, 2013