THE WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Sculpture in the Vineyards, The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is in its 18th year.
Held over 16 days, including 3 weekends in the middle of spring, this not-for-profit Sculpture Exhibition is one of the oldest and largest sculpture festivals in Regional NSW.
This year, 166 works from 103 sculptors were selected for the exhibition from the 300 national and international submissions received. This year’s selection includes seven previous Sculpture by the Sea major prize winners; Peter Lundberg, Paul Selwood, Jorg Plickat, Michael le Grand, Stephen King, Libby Bloxham and Harrie Fasher. Other highly respected artists include Stephen Coburn, Ron Robertson-Swann, Ayako Saito, Peter Tilley, Louis Pratt, Fiona Kemp, Hui Selwood, James McCallum and Robert Barnstone who won the major prize in 2019. Emerging artists, Amanda Lockton and Daniel Schwartz were selected again this year.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our Festival is taking place and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
With over 50 years combined experience Art Critic and Lecturer John McDonald, will be joined by Sarah Johnson, Curator at Newcastle Art Gallery, to judge this year’s Sculpture Festival. Read more…
Sculptures displayed above: 1. Pemulwuy’s Rest – Stephen Coburn, 2. Fissure – David Ball, 3. Extended Play – Paul Selwood, 4. Freedom Run – Andrew Whitehead, 5. Philosopher, artist, poet – Vince Vozzo, 6. Engineering dreams of a mollusk – Myles Naylor, 7. Post Max – Thom Corcoran, 8. Stargate – Myles Naylor, 9. Cascade – Daniel Schwartz. Photos courtesy of Chris Southwood.