conditions of entry


ENTRIES OPEN 1st June 2020 and close at midnight 19th July 2020


There is a $40 administration fee per artist (for up to 3 sculptures). The fee is payable by credit card or direct deposit. Payment details will appear once form is submitted

Please ensure artist name is in the transaction description and send confirmation email to

Artworks are eligible for selection only after full payment of entry fee is received. The fee applies to all artists and is non-refundable.

Along with the entry fee of $40 all artists must complete the entry form with an artist’s statement, biography and images.         


  • $20,000 – First prize
  • $6000 – Indoor Small Sculpture prize
  • $5000 – Highly Commended prize
  • $1000 – 2325 Local Sculptor Prize Wollombi Valley Arts Council
  • $2000 – Artist in Residency Prize Undercliff Winery

All prizes are non-acquistional.


The Selection Committee will be appointed by the 2020 Exhibition team. The Committee will consider all entries and their decision on works accepted will be final.

The Exhibition team reserves the right to invite artists to exhibit without selection. 

Artists will be notified of their selection by 31st August 2020.

An independent panel of judges will view the exhibition and select the prize winners. The judges will be announced on the website prior to the opening of the exhibition. Any decision made by the judges is final.

Sculptures that reference the history and culture of the Wollombi Valley are welcomed. 

All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist. Entries that have been previously exhibited at Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival will not be considered for selection.

All entries must be of completed sculptures. Works in progress will not be considered.

Artists may submit up to 3 sculptures for selection. Multiples that form an installation may be sold individually.

Artists are to supply a brief (maximum 50 words) artist statement for each sculpture which will be used in the catalogue.

Outdoor works considered must withstand harsh weather conditions including sun, extremely strong winds and rain, as well as wildlife intrusion and must not pose a risk to the general public.

Indoor sculptures will be selected for exhibition in the Fireshed Gallery, the Roadside Gallery and The Old Wollombi Dance Hall. Only works that fit on a plinth 40cm wide x 40cm deep, or that have a maximum footprint of 40cm x 40cm will be considered. If your work requires a plinth it is the artist’s responsibility to provide a suitable, freshly painted white plinth.

All works that require electrical power must be single phase 240 volt, maximum 2 Amp current draw. Please ensure that all wiring is verified by a licensed electrician.


Each work submitted requires at least 2  (or 3, maximum) good quality JPEG images (minimum 300 dpi). The images are to be taken from different angles to help with the selection process. One of the images provided by the artist will be included in the catalogue.

The artist own the copyright of their work(s) and licence Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival, to reproduce the artwork in the exhibition catalogue, website, publicity, in media releases and other promotions in relation to the Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival.


Installation will take place 12-15th October 2020. Artists will be given a specific time and date and are required to meet with a member of the Exhibition team before proceeding to install. Artists must bring their own tools and assistants to install and de-install their work. All sites must be returned to their original condition after their work has been removed.

Sculptures must remain onsite until the close of the exhibition; 3pm Sunday 1st November.

Multiples may be removed as they are sold. 

Sculptures that are not sold must be collected between 3-6pm Sunday 1st November, 9am-4pm Monday 2nd November.

Conservation policy; It is the responsibility of the artist, or representative of the artist, to maintain the presentation of their sculpture/s for the duration of the exhibition. 


Artists are responsible for the transport of their sculptures to and from the exhibition. Artists are responsible for removing all packing materials from the site. SINV does not store any packing materials.

All freight and transport costs are the responsibility of the artist, including arranging delivery of sold works with the purchaser. Artists who have a sculpture over 3m in any dimension may apply for help with transport.


Sculptures will be located on the grounds of participating vineyards and at key locations within the Wollombi Valley. The placement of works will be at the discretion of the Curator.


The artist is responsible for ensuring the installation remains safe at all times. All instructions from the Exhibition team or host venue must be complied with promptly. Artworks will be assessed for safety after installation.

All risk during the exhibition remains with the artist, there is no insurance cover for damage or theft of any items. Artists are responsible for their own insurance cover if insurance is required.

The Exhibition team will endeavour to take good care of all sculptures whilst on display, but will not be held responsible for any damage or theft of any items.

Exhibition staff are authorised to move or remove sculptures from sale for any reason.


All works must be for sale during the exhibition and whilst they remain on the exhibition grounds. Works should be priced to sell with no discounts allowed at the end of the exhibition. Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Please take this into consideration when advising us of your selling price. Any sale during the week after the exhibition concludes will also be subject to commission.

Artists, who do not provide an ABN, will be required to complete a ‘Statement of Supplier’ form in the event of a sale.

Where an artist is registered for GST, it is understood that this has been included in the sale price.

For all sculpture sales: transport, removal and insurance will be the responsibility of the artist and purchaser.


Entries close: Midnight 19th July

Finalists notified: 31st August

Installation: 12th – 15th October

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 17th October

Exhibition Close: Sunday 1st November, 3pm

De-installation: Sunday 1st November, 3pm – 6pm & Monday 2nd, 9am – 4pm

Artist BBQ: Sunday 1st November, 6pm

All queries regarding the exhibition and entry from can be made to our exhibition team on 0478771890 or

Sculpture displayed above: Stargate – Myles Naylor. Photo courtesy of Chris Southwood.