A six-day immersion in the Dungog Common by Newcastle Earth Artist, Gavin Vitullo, has resulted in an imposing Ephemeral Sculpture, located in Common Creek, Dungog. Sculpture on the Farm was the recipient of a $3,000 Create NSW Grant which was used in its entirety to engage Gavin to undertake this ephemeral project in early April. This Earth Art Experience at the Dungog Common was supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
From Gavin’s Vitullo’s journal:
“The objective is as clear as the crisp mountain air of the sprawling Dungog landscape. I am to walk mindfully through the environment, honing my senses toward creating a sympathetic intervention of natural materials. An abundance of fallen wood, running water, static stone and calling birds set the tempo for a responsive Earth Sculpture …
With the support of Create NSW and the Dungog Common this venture has been realised. After a hike and conversation with guide and local biking enthusiast Allen Shrimpton, Vitullo fixed his gaze upon a naturally occurring stone void in the bed of a stream nearby as the catalyst for his creation. One void, one log, one old wooden mallet and one very weathered chisel formed the premise for a poetic response to the surrounding stream and gathering crows. The work titled A Thought is a Ripple rests silently amidst the elements awaiting to be found.”
After a short walk along Common Creek opposite Gate 4 in the Dungog Common, you will encounter “A Thought is a Ripple”.