Regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is set to take place this October at the Rosby Vineyard gardens in Mudgee. Submissions are now open for its 10th anniversary year.
The inaugural Sculptures in the Garden event was held in 2011, attracting 130 sculptures and more than 1000 visitors. Ten years later, the weekend event now features more than 200+ sculptures and 3500+ visitors.
Sculptures in the Garden provides artists an opportunity to exhibit their works and showcase them alongside local, regional, metropolitan and interstate artists, while also being in the running for a number of the acquisition and non-acquisition prizes.
Total prize value for 2020 is over $43,000 and includes the top prize of $25,000 for the Sculptures in the Garden and Mid Western Regional Council’s acquisition prize. There is also a new prize this year being the Artistic Merit Prize for Small Sculpture.
All works acquired will be showcased in the Mid-Western Regional Council’s public art collection and displayed within the Lawson Park Sculpture Walk. The walk acts as a legacy of Sculptures in the Garden and all it has achieved in the Central West over the years.
Sculptures in the Garden takes place at Rosby Vineyard, Mudgee on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2020. Submissions are now open and close on Friday 21 August. For more information, including guidelines and prizes on offer, visit: www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au for details.
Image: Ian Scott, The Vision, 2019 – photo by Amber Hooper