New addition to Lake Illawarra Art Trail

Award-winning architectural and landscape sculptor David Ball is set to launch his new work ‘Split’, a stunning new addition to the Lake Illawarra Art Trail.
Located at Reddall Reserve, the striking piece will be ‘unveiled’ by Mr Ball and Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba tomorrow, Wednesday 22 August at 1pm.
Hailing from the Southern Highlands, Mr Ball has been working as an artist for 20 years. One of his previous works, ‘Orb’, was awarded the Aqualand Sculpture Prize award at Sydney’s 2017 Sculpture by The Sea exhibition and is now a piece of public art in Middle Head.
Mr Ball constructs his vast sculptures by hand and constantly considers his work in relation to the environment. This connection is reflected in the scenic locations he chooses to exhibit in, and has led to most of his commissioned pieces being perched on rolling hills, nestled into gardens and enveloped by natural beauty.
Many of Mr Ball’s sculptures have rusted finishes, the orange hues of their exteriors contrasting with the greens and blue of nature.
Mr Ball said he tended to work ‘classically’. “I believe sculpture should command and relate to a space and work completely in the round, offering differing experiences from all angles, structure and poetry in one,” Mr Ball said.
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the new sculpture would add yet another valuable dimension to the growing Lake Illawarra Art Trail.
“Mr Ball’s ‘Split’ piece is a stunning piece of work. He is a much-acclaimed artist and Shellharbour City is lucky to now have one of his works on permanent display,” Cr Saliba said.
“Public art is an important part of place-making. It helps a city to develop its personality, challenges thinking and promotes discussion.”
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