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THE WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
17th October – 1st November 2020

EXHIBITION OPEN DAILY FROM 10AM – 4PM

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 have been 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 have also been selected again this year.


AND THE 2020 WINNERS ARE…

1st PRIZE - Stephen King

1ST PRIZE

Stephen King – Tongue and Groove

Small Sculpture - Johann Tovar Carrera

SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE

Johann Tovar Carrera – Portal 1

Amanda Lockton - Fires Edge

HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE

Amanda Lockton – Fire’s Edge

Rode Vella - Fatigue

2325 LOCALS PRIZE

Rode Vella
Fatigue

Gavin Vitullo - Monument to the Fallen

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRIZE

Gavin Vitullo – Monument to the Fallen


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNRTY

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.


COVID SAFETY 

Because of these unusual and difficult times we have had to implement measures to ensure the safety of our volunteers, locals and visitors to this year’s Sculpture Festival. Read more…


SALES OFFICES AND INFORMATION

Like to purchase a sculpture?

Main Sales Office:

  • The Old Dance Hall – Wollombi Village or call us on 0478 771 890   

Sales also available at:

  • Old Fire Shed Gallery – Wollombi Rd, Wollombi Village
  • Undercliff Cellar Door – 152 Yango Creek Rd, Wollombi
  • Stonehurst Cellar Door – 1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek

JUDGES

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…


THINGS TO DO DURING THE FESTIVAL

GALLERIES AND VINEYARDS

The selected works will be on display and for sale in 2 Boutique Vineyards, 5 Indoor Galleries and many public spaces throughout the Wollombi Valley. Entry is free.

Indoor Galleries:

  • Blender Gallery Wollombi
  • Laguna Community Hall
  • Old Fireshed Gallery Wollombi
  • Old Wollombi Dance Hall
  • Wollombi Community Hall

Outdoor Exhibitions:

  • GNTP Laguna
  • Grays Inn Verandah
  • Myrtle House Cafe
  • Roadside Gallery
  • St Michael’s Church
  • Stonehurst Cedar Creek
  • Twine Collective
  • Undercliff Winery
  • Wollombi Endeavour Museum
  • Wollombi Real Estate
  • Wollombi Tavern Artist Village
  • Wollombi Tennis Club

VOLUNTEERS & T-SHIRTS

Our friendly team of volunteers will have a NEED HELP? ASK ME badge and will be wearing a distinctive black and white Art + Wine T-Shirt with the Sculpture in the Vineyards logo on the back.

Each indoor gallery will have at least two volunteers so If you need help with anything don’t hesitate to ask them.

If you are after a souvenir you can purchase T-shirts and tote bags from the Sales and Information Office @ The Old Dance Hall in Wollombi Village.

We are very grateful for the T-Shirts design by James Crawley, the creative director and co-founder of COMMON.


FOOD IN THE VALLEY

To cater for everyone attending this year’s festival there will be many dining options.
For more information click here…


GNTP SCULPTURE DINNER – Saturday 24th October, bar open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm

A special menu has been created for the Sculpture Festival Dinner.

Entrée – Individual antipasto plate.
Main – Confit Duck Leg on Roasted butternut with grape & quinoa salad.
Desert – Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte w. berry coulis and vanilla bean gelato.
Enjoy this 3 course feast for just $75 per person.

Bookings essential ph: 02 49988244


SCULPTURE TWILIGHT DINNER – Saturday 31st  October 4pm till dark.

This year Noyce Brothers Great Wollombi Bush Lunch will be held in the garden of Grays Inn as part of this year’s Sculpture Festival.

A jazz band will entertain us as we enjoy canapés and sparkling wine followed by a 3 course feast from Panino and wines from Noyce Brothers Wines.

$130 per head with all profits going to The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival.

Wet weather contingency is the Wollombi Hall.

To book for the Sculpture Twilight dinner click here…


WOLLOMBI VILLAGE WALK & TALK GUIDED TOURS

  • Our guides are passionate and knowledgeable about sculpture and will help you fully appreciate the sculptures on display.
  • Whenever possible an exhibiting sculptor will join the tour and give an Artist’s Talk.
  • Meet at the Tennis Club, Negro Street, Wollombi at 9.45am for the 10am tour.
  • The 2 hour tours will run on each of the 16 days of the Festival.
  • $10.00 per person. Children under 12 free.

To book your tour click here…


ACCOMMODATION

The Wollombi Valley offers many accommodation options from sumptuous luxury for couples to farm stays for the whole family and everything in between. For Exhibiting Sculptors there is also the option of the ‘Artists Village’.
For more information click here…

SPECIAL DEALS FOR MID WEEK GUESTS

Book your accommodation for a mid week stay anywhere in the Wollombi Valley during the Sculpture Festival for some amazing offers.
Click here for Special Deals…




CONTACT US


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.