Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. All committee members are volunteers.

The Committee 2019

PresidentLaura Heslop
Vice President
Phillipa Heslop
Jane Hamshere
Michael Winnick
Public Officer
Michael Winnick
Susan Leith-Miller
Wendy Black
Social Media
Stephanie Vella
Kylie Gemmell
Graphic Designer
Gay Hodge
ProgramHeather McMullen
Catalogue Editor
Jennifer Winten
Committee members
Michael Noyce, Peter Hamshere, Nicholas Glover



Kattie BugejaGallery Coordinator of Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Armando PercuocoArt patron, collector and an original sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea.
Willem Van ZantenArt consultant, formerly co-director, Gate Gallery, Wollombi.


Special Thanks

Sally SullivanCartographer
Rebekah BraumanStylist Old Fire Shed Galley
Sharron RoacheWood turner (medallions)


2019 Prize Donors

1st Prize of $20000 donated by local Patrons, Sponsors and Supporters.
Small Sculpture Prize of $4000 donated by local Patrons, Sponsors and Supporters.
Acquisition Prize of $6000donated by the Wollombi Valley Progress Association, Undercliff Winery, Stonehurst Winery, and Noyce Brothers Wine.
2325 Prize of $1000donated by the Great Northern Trading Post.
People’s  Choice Award of $1000donated by local Patrons, Sponsors and Supporters.
Choice Award of $1000
donated by Wollombi Valley Tennis  Club.
Artist in Residence Prizedonated by Undercliff Winery.


Foundation Patrons
(donations of $5000 and above)

Myrtle House
Noyce Brothers Wine
Stonehurst Wines
Undercliff Winery
Wollombi Tavern


Foundation Sponsors
(donations of $2500 and above)

Sandy McIntyre and Ian Kerr


Foundation Supporters
(donations of $1000 and above)

John Hartigan
Michael Jarjoura and Annie Snell
Rick and Theresa Jirsch
Matthew Low and Michael Edwards
Ken and Antoinette Maurer
Ant and Alice Parsons
Armando and Gemma Percuoco
Peter Ross and Merryl Naughton
Tony and Carli Royle
Will Sadler
Graham and Isabel Skeates
Somewhere Unique
Sherrill and Tony Thornton
Rick and Jan Turchini
Andrew and Yvonne Turnbull
Rob and Jennifer Winten
Jane and Michael Young



Cessnock City Council – $3000
Wollombi Valley Progress Association – $1500
Great Northern Trading Post – $1000
Wollombi Tennis Club – $1000



Cessnock Regional Gallery
Grape Experience Tours
Squiggle Graphic & Website Design
The Endeavour Museum
Wollombi Catering
Wollombi Real Estate
Wollombi Valley Arts Council
Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce