THE WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Sculpture in the Vineyards, The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival, is now in its 19th year making it the oldest and largest not for profit Sculpture Festival in Regional NSW.
The 2021 Festival will be held 1 month earlier than previous years, opening on the September 11th and running for 16 days, including 3 weekends, till the 26th of September 2021.
The weather is much cooler at this time of the year and we know that the valley is at it’s most beautiful in early spring.
Last year’s festival was the biggest and most successful yet with 166 works from 103 national and international sculptors exhibiting.
The selection included seven previous Sculpture by the Sea major prize winners; Peter Lundberg, Paul Selwood, Jorg Plickat, Michael le Grand, Libby Bloxham, Harrie Fasher and Stephen King who won our major prize in 2020.
Other highly respected sculptors included Robert Barnstone, Stephen Coburn, Ron Robertson-Swann, Ayako Saito, Peter Tilley, Louis Pratt, Fiona Kemp, Hui Selwood, James McCallum and emerging artists, Amanda Lockton, Daniel Schwartz and Rode Vella.
2021 will be even bigger with over $41,000 prize money.
First Prize – $25,000
Indoor Prize – $7,000
Highly Commended – $5,000
Emerging Artist – $2,000
2325 Local Artist – $1,000
Artist in Residency Prize – $1,000 (in kind)
Young Sculptor Prize – $250 (vouchers for materials)
Total cash prizes $41,000.
We are also working on another very exciting prize, watch this space.
FOR PARTICIPATING SCULPTORS
Entries Open: 1st May 2020
Entries Close: 19th June 2020
Remember Festival Opening 11th September save the date.
Sales and Information
Phone 0412 224 490
AND THE 2020 WINNERS WERE…
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.
Photos displayed in header courtesy of Ryder Studios, Nick Glover, Chris Southwood and Squiggle.