Super-sculpture stargazing over Peel St

THE Tamworth Regional gallery and library building is enjoying an eye-catching new addition to its forecourt. 

As part of Stephen King’s sculpture exhibition at the gallery, one of the works that’s a little too big to make its way inside is being exhibited to full effect outdoors.

Stargazer was lifted into place early yesterday morning by a crane and will remain for the duration of the exhibition. It is six metres high and usually resides at Mr King’s Walcha property. 

The first survey exhibition of the past 20 years of his career opens at the Tamworth Regional Gallery tonight at 6 o’clock, with the National Art School’s head of art history and theory, Dr Michael Hill, doing the official honours.

Tomorrow at 10.30am there will be a public program of talks by Mr King and David Handley, founding director of Sculpture By The Sea, won by Mr King last year.

NEW ADDITION: Sculptor Stephen King with his work Stargazer, which was installed outside the gallery and library building yesterday. Photo: Barry Smith 080514BSA04

NEW ADDITION: Sculptor Stephen King with his work Stargazer, which was installed outside the gallery and library building yesterday. Photo: Barry Smith 080514BSA04

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