Gatepost Bird Sculpture Trail 2022
Across North & South Bruny Island

Every festival we are blown away with the creativity of the islanders to upcycle materials and make spectacular sculpture to sit at your gatepost and be enjoyed by festival attendees and the whole community. BBF2022 SculptureMapA3
  •                                                        MEET THE 2022 GATEPOST SCULPTURE JUDGES


    Julie Stoneman’s practice explores the Tasmanian landscape as a repository of geological and collective memory to amplify them as abstracted visual narratives.

    Her experience in ceramics, public art and landscape architecture deepens her understanding of materials, processes and place formation. 

    Residencies in France and Tasmania have generated several recent exhibitions including DISSOLVE - a climate change parable and FLOATING WORLDS a journey through 1.6 Billion years. 

    Julie’s work is represented in Government buildings, TMAG, UTAS, ArtBank and in numerous private collections. 

    Julie works from her Flux Studio Space in Kettering.



    Friends Park | westhobartLocal timber sculptor Roland Gabatel is known for creating eye-catching, large-scale pieces: reaching skywards, women release birds in a gesture of peace at Friend's Park in Hobart, whilst further down the Channel at the Oyster Cove Inn, Neptune stands tall above the marina and in Huonville, commemorative Federation and Boer War figures highlight moments of the past. With over 30 years of experience teaching Art to students, Roland is well-versed in many facets of the art curriculum.

    Roland was born in Switzerland to Italian parents. He left Switzerland at the age of eight and then lived in Italy for around a year. Roland then immigrated to Australia at the age of nine. Achieving an Art Certificate and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of N.S.W., he moved to Tasmania in 1997 and started sculpting timber, initially at the Oyster Cove Inn, Kettering. He has since created numerous public sculptures at a variety of locations throughout southern Tasmania.

    • Join the popular gatepost bird sculpture trail around Bruny Island.
    • Create a fabulous sculpture at your gateposts for everyone to enjoy.
    • The sculpture has simply to fit a bird theme, but does not need to literally be a bird, it can be a silhouette, a feather, an egg ........ think outside the nest.
    • Upcycle and recycle the material you already have around your home / garage / shed / land to create art out of pre-loved materials.
 Entries from 2014, 2016 & 2018   
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 yellow outline Bruny Bird Festival 2016

2016 - Children's Category Winner


2016 - Adult Category Winner


2014 - Children's Category Winner


2016 - Adult Runner-up