GOVERNOR’S PRIZE ANNOUNCED AT WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

Prominent Australian sculptor Ron Robertson-Swann was announced as the winner of the prestigious new Governor’s Prize at the opening of the Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival on Saturday night. Entitled Nijinsky, Ron’s bright yellow painted steel work references the celebrated Russian ballet dancer. ‘When he leaps in the air, there’s a point where he seems to be suspended,’ Ron said. ‘I thought that was a property …

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20TH ANNIVERSARY FOR BIGGEST-EVER WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival’s 20th anniversary exhibition, to be held over 16 days from 10-25 September, promises to be the biggest and most successful yet. One of the oldest and largest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW, the festival has overcome the recent flooding of the historic Wollombi village to curate a stimulating and diverse range of works, from large to small and serious to …

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WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE

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The 2021 Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is adapting to current circumstances and will become an online event this for year. Finalists had already been selected for exhibition at this year’s festival when NSW was plunged progressively into lockdown from late June. Rather than deprive the community of the fantastic collection of works that had come together, the organisers decided to run an online version.  According …

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2021 WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL – CALLING FOR ENTRIES

Sculptors keen to enter the 2021 Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival can start preparing their works! Entries for one of NSW’s most scenic arts events will open on Saturday 1 May and close on Wednesday 19 June. The festival is going from strength to strength, becoming one of the prominent dates in the arts calendar of the State. 2021 is shaping up to be the biggest …

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NSW GOVERNOR VISITS WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

NSW Governors visit

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival was honoured by a visit from the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, on Thursday 29th October. Governor Beazley, accompanied by her husband Mr Dennis Wilson, was greeted by Cessnock City Mayor Bob Pynsent, Festival Director Susan Leith-Miller and Curator Wendy Black. Also attending the lunch that followed were restaurateur and sculpture devotee …

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SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS COMES BACK TO WOLLOMBI IN OCTOBER

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18th WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL17th October – 1st November 2020 For its 18th year, the highly acclaimed cultural festival, Sculpture in the Vineyards, is coming back to Wollombi, a charming historic village situated in the lower Hunter Valley.  Ranging from sophisticated, modernist art works set against a backdrop of hillsides and valleys, to whimsical and often ephemeral works specifically designed for the vineyards, the exhibition …

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