/ / Artist Bios 2020

Simon McVerry has been involved in a wide variety of creative pursuits over the last 20 years. A love of sculpture and carving has found expression in a wide range of projects which have been interwoven with his life path as a sailor, forester and ecologist. In recent years this passion has resulted in the creation of a number of award winning and inspirational art pieces which have featured at cultural, music and art festivals.

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2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Julara – The Mullet, Simon McVerry

Take some time and look out across the expanse of the sea – there is a silver fish out there that leaps from the water, if it’s close you might hear it’s ‘whack’ and see it’s splash as it re-enters the water, look for the sea eagle on the wing circling above, feel the cool westerly wind on your back, winter is here and it is time for the Mullet Run. This piece was created to highlight the story of the fish in our local estuarine and marine ecosystems.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.