WHERE GREAT IDEAS ESCAPE…
Sculpture in the Gaol takes place each year towards the end of winter, when the skies are clear, the days mild and the sunsets are sumptuous. It’s a perfect time of year to go camping beside the ocean, enjoy a relaxing café lunch and dose up on a bit of culture.
And you can do all three at Trial Bay Gaol, which boasts a gorgeous campground situated on one of the very few northwest-facing coves (hence the amazing sunsets!) on the NSW mid-North Coast. The panoramic view from the veranda of the Kiosk Restaurant takes in the bay and the imposing stone facade of Trial Bay Goal, which opened in 1886, after 13 years of construction by convict laborers.
The sculpture exhibition attracts entries from all over NSW, including many local schools from around the Macleay Valley. Works are exhibited in and around the gaol cells, which makes for a unique gallery experience, adding an extra artistic dimension to the fascinating stories conveyed via interpretation panels dotted throughout the precinct.
Immerse yourself in history and culture at Sculpture in the Gaol, Sunday 4th August to Friday 30th August 2019.
Cost: The cost on the opening day (Sunday 4th August) is $5 per adult, children free. Standard Trial Bay Gaol entry fees apply at other times.