New gallery pops up in Berridale

AN idea harboured in sculptor, Alex Corby's mind for many years has become a reality.

Berridale's Alex Corby had always wanted a space to showcase his sculptures crafted from copper, scrap metal and farm implements on a permanent basis.

Over the Easter break this year he opened a pop up gallery to the public in Berridale.

As the name suggests the gallery will pop up open to the public during the ski season (look for the signs on Jindabyne Road), NSW long weekends, Christmas and Easter breaks and also by appointment.

Alex is a self taught sculptor developing his skill over many years after coming across various bits of scrap metal working in the building industry.

Once just a hobby making gifts for family and friends, he now transforms metal into swagmen by fireplaces, windmills, Ned Kelly armour and bird baths.

Other fun and quirky pieces include redback spiders crafted from old toilet cistern cocks plus pedal cars, dinkies and lawn mowers transformed into works of art. Alex is also available to craft pieces on commission.

The Pop Up Gallery also hopes to feature other artists' works from the Snowy Mountains and is currently hosting nature photography by Charlie Davis

Alex showcased one of his works in the Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne outdoor exhibition this year. He was always 'Gunna' put a sculpture in the event and the sculpture 'Gunna' is what crawled out of his scrap heap. It is sculptured from rusty farm steel into the form of a skeleton gunner riding on the top of an army tank.

'Gunna' was very popular with visitors who voted in the coveted People's Choice Award achieving third place behind the joint winners and is now the feature artwork in the outdoor area of the Pop Up Gallery at 5 Myack Street, Berridale and can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with illumination some nights.

If you would like to view Alex's metal artworks or are interested in the opportunity to exhibit your art in the Pop Up Gallery please call Alex on 0407 926 673.

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