It opened with Australia’s Biggest Chook Show in 2003, then followed up with a Duck Show in 2005 and a Goose Show in 2007.
This year, the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is finishing its art poultry theme with Australia’s Biggest Turkey Show, to be held on Sunday 28 November. The event is a special art exhibition featuring the work of a range of local artists and students.
Situated in north-western NSW near the town of Warialda, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is an eclectic mix of art galleries, a sculpture walk and a participatory art work, involving the smashing of ceramics.
Bronze sculptor and park owner, Kerry Cannon, will launch his first book, Alchemy, Golden Dreams Come True at the exhibition.
Artists to exhibit include newcomer Ian Reardon, oil painter RobyneBerling, Brian Irving, Gladys Cleal, Margie Makim, Glen Innes artists Anita Stewart and Nola Taylor, and the Warialda TAFE ceramics class.
The Warialda Preschool students will proudly display “colour and texture explorations” on canvas with all proceeds going back to the preschool.
John Moran will entertain in his unique way with his interactive video soundscape, synthesizers, guitars and poetry.
The Inverell Motorcycle club will have some of their beautifully restored bikes on show and Glen Innes acoustic duo, The Bain Sisters, will provide live music.
Gwydir Shire Mayor John Coulton will open the event at noon. Lunch and refreshments will be available and the gates close at 5pm.
Entry is $5 for adults, and $1 for children under 15. Dress as a turkey and you’ll get in for free!
Ceramic Break is located on a pastoral property, 15 km from the town of Warialda on the Bingara Road or 25 km from the town of Bingara on the Warialda Road.