Mudgee’s Sculptures in the Garden Calls for Submissions

Sculpture-in-the-Gardens-Matt-Bye-Sunset-JourneyMudgee’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is set to make a return in 2023 from Saturday 7 October to Sunday 22 October.

The event, which has been held annually for 12 years, will take place at Rosby Wines in Mudgee NSW and is now open for submissions from artists.

With over 35,000 visitors and 500 exhibiting artists in the past, Sculptures in the Garden has become the largest and most well-known sculpture exhibition in regional New South Wales.

This year, the event has over $50,000 in prize money available for contributing artists, and it provides the chance for artists to exhibit alongside local, regional, metropolitan, and interstate artists.

Sculptures in the Garden is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide public art for the community to enjoy and to leave an ongoing legacy in the form of sculptures in Mudgee, Rylstone, and Gulgong, featuring winning acquisition artworks.

The event has been instrumental in bringing arts and culture to the Mudgee region and has attracted well-known names such as Her Excellency, Dame Marie Bashir, Wendy Whiteley, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, acclaimed sculptors, Paul Selwood and Stephen King, and respected art scholar, the late Edmund Capon.

The exhibition has contributed 29 acquisitive works to the Lawson Park Sculpture Walk, which is visited and enjoyed year-round by both locals and visitors to the region. In 2022, the Sculptures in the Garden committee donated another two sculptures to the Mid-Western Region, which are now permanent installations for all to enjoy.

Sculptures in the Garden 2023 will be held in the sculpture garden, the gallery, and surrounding areas of Rosby Wines. Interested artists can find further details and submit their artworks on the Sculptures in the Garden website.

Sculptures in the Garden is a highly anticipated event that celebrates art and culture in regional NSW, and it provides a platform for artists to showcase their works to a broad audience.

Submissions for Sculptures in the Garden are now open and close Friday 11th August. Sculptures in the Garden runs 7 – 22 October 2023. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Sunset Journey by Matt Bye – courtesy of Sculpture in the Gardens