Upper Hunter Shire Council is bringing a major artwork to town for the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival.
Big Blue, a larger-than-life sized horse in two parts, will be on display at Council’s Scone Administration Centre throughout April.
The sculpture will then move to the Saunders Honda car showroom at 114 Kelly Street to be part of the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival Window Display competition.
You can also see it on Council’s float during the Horse Festival Parade on Sunday 7 May.
Big Blue was created by artist Nick Adams, who has a background as a stockman and is still a horse hoof trimmer, with an applied Science degree. Welding and twisting fencing mesh, wire, baling twine and other farming materials, he has won several sculptural awards for his horse sculptures most recently the Huon Art Award for Blue Perspective, Big Blue's companion piece.
Big Blue is a bright blue draught horse standing 2.2 metres high in two parts, so observers can walk ‘through’ the animal or it can appear to be emerging into - or out of - walls.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Tourism and Events Coordinator Jan Sinclair encouraged everyone to come along and see the sculpture:
“Big Blue should be a big hit for the festival,” Ms Sinclair said.“It is even possible that Big Blue could find a ‘forever home’ in the Upper Hunter if any of our local art collectors are interested in buying him as he is up for sale."
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