Stone carv­ing all set to take cen­tre stage

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

It’s been a busy week at the Mata­mata Sculp­ture Sym­po­sium as skilled sculp­tors take to stone to cre­ate a work of art. The sym­po­sium is in its 23rd year and is held at Rail­side by the Green on He­tana St. It runs un­til Satur­day, March 17 when all the pieces cre­ated will be up for sale from 11am.

On Fri­day, March 16 there will be a public viewing from 5pm.

Peo­ple are wel­come to head along and watch in the fi­nals days as the stones take shape. Sculp­tors in­clud­ing Tr­ish Looney (pic­tured above) and Dan Mills (pic­tured left) have two weeks to work on a piece of Hin­uera stone which can be up to one tonne in mass.

This year or­gan­is­ers are again invit­ing view­ers to vote for their favourite sculp­ture and sculp­tor on site. The win­ner of the peo­ple’s choice award will be an­nounced on the auc­tion day.

So head along to check out the sculp­tures and sup­port our lo­cal sculp­tors.

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