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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!

Participants have taken part in a workshop to learn some basic stonemasonry skills, presented by Sculptor Anita Denholm who has adopted and adapted the traditions of historic stone masons and sculptural masters. and will have their work on display at the exhibition across the weekend 25 – 27 October 2019.

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.

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.

View the full Ross Arts Festival Event flyer.

Visit the Ross Arts Festival website.

Set In Stone The Daniel Herbert Prize