Local musician opens first sculptural exhibition

EXHIBIT: Nick Krieg with some of his creations at his exhibition's opening night on July 5. Image: Jack Davies.

EXHIBIT: Nick Krieg with some of his creations at his exhibition's opening night on July 5. Image: Jack Davies.

Musician Nick Krieg never thought he would delve into the wacky world of sculpture but on Friday he opened his first exhibition called 'Manifestations of the Fallen'.

His diversion from music began when he needed a different creative outlet and he came across a sheep skull.

"I was trying to work out what to do with it, I thought 'am I going to tie it to the front of my car?' or something," he said.

He decided to paint it with gold spray paint, decorating it ornately.

He then moved in to creating more sculptures with larger animal skulls and other pieces.

Mr Krieg said his idea for the theme of his exhibition came about because "horned characters have certain connotations".

"I decided to play with that...the names (of each sculpture) are from the spiritual world," he said.

Mr Krieg said naming each sculpture gave his pieces more cohesion, with some featuring cult-like hints and others made from everyday household items.

More than 50 people attended the opening of the exhibition, which will run for four weeks at the Nautilus Arts Centre.

"It was very well received, people were intrigued," he said.

"Some people there were thinking I'd completely lost my marbles," he joked.