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Set In Stone – The Daniel Herbert Prize

An exciting new competition is coming to Ross.

As part of the inaugural Ross Arts Festival, Set In Stone – The Daniel Herbert Prize is for anyone who believes they can do something interesting with a block of sandstone.

The Tasmanian Wool Centre is very proud to be a sponsor of the Set In Stone – The Daniel Herbert Prize. The competition is honour of Daniel Herbert, the skillful convict stonemason and stone carver, an artisan who created the amazing 186 carvings on the stunning historic Ross Bridge. Daniel’s work won him his freedom. Your work may win you a prize too!

No stonemason or sculpting experience is necessary, and to help everyone get started, there is a Masterclass being held on 17 August from 10am – 12pm at the Old Stables next to the Ross Bridge.

The Masterclass is by Sculptor Anita Denholm, who has adopted and adapted the traditions of historic stone masons and sculptural masters.

The Masterclass is $50, and that includes:

After the Masterclass take your block home and create your masterpiece. The finished works will be part of an exhibition to be held over the three days of the Ross Village Arts Festival, and will be part of the opening event on Friday 25 October from 7pm at the Ross Community Sports Club.

You can then keep your piece of art or put it up for sale at the exhibition.

Judging is by a panel of artists and community leaders, and there is also a People’s Choice award to be judged by those attending the opening.

There are great prizes to be won!

Follow this link for information and the registration form.

Set In Stone The Daniel Herbert Prize