Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible.


President – Laura Heslop-Shaw
Vice President – Jane Hamshere
Secretary – Jennifer Winten
Treasurer – Michael Winnick
Public Officer – Michael Winnick
Director – Susan Leith-Miller
Curator – Wendy Black
Assistant Curator – Stephanie Vella
Senior Coordinator – Jennifer Winten
Catalogue Editor – Jennifer Winten
Graphic Design & Website – Gay Hodge
Social Media – Stephanie Vella & Natalie Moore
Special Events Coordinator – Alice Parsons
COVID Marshall – Meg Berg
Volunteer Coordinator – Meg Berg
Content Writer – Nicholas Glover
Committee Members – Peter Hamshere,
Phillpa Heslop, Heather McMullen, Michael Noyce, Graham Skeates, Jane Young


John McDonald – Art columnist, critic, writer and lecturer
Sarah Johnson – Curator at Newcastle Art Gallery


1st Prize – $20,000
Indoor Small Sculpture – $6,000
Highly commended – $5,000
2325 Prize – $1000, donated by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council
Artist in Residence Prize – donated by Undercliff Winery.


A big thank you to all our patrons, sponsors, supporters and friends especially those foundation donors, denoted below as (fd), who helped last year as well. Without your generosity The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival would not be possible.

PATRONS (donations of $5000+)

Myrtle House (fd)
Noyce Brothers Wine (fd)
Stonehurst Wines (fd)
Undercliff Winery (fd)
Wollombi Tavern (fd)

SPONSORS (donations of $2500+)

Sandy McIntyre and Ian Kerr (fd)

SUPPORTERS (donations of $1000+)

Capers Guest House (fd)
Hollybrook Accommodation and Retreat
Incy Wincy Cyder (fd)
Redleaf Wollombi (fd)
Valleyfield Escape (fd)
Valle Laguna (fd)
Winmark Wines (fd)
Wollombi Brook Family Farm Stay (fd)
Wollombi Stays
Meg Berg
Diane Balnaves
Gill Holden and Allan Scrace
Ant and Alice Parsons (fd)
Winten Family (fd)

PLATINUM FRIENDS (donations of $500+)

Musgrove Reality (fd)

GOLD FRIENDS (donations of $250+)

Helena & Peter Elms
Gerda and Marcel Maeder
Loris and Lindsay Self (fd)

SILVER FRIENDS (donations of $100+)

Terry Boyle (fd)
Maggie Browne (fd)
Murray Groves
Paul and Sharon Groves
Deb Harrod – Applegums Cottage
Merryn & David Kennedy
Glyn and John Patrick


Wollombi Tennis and Sports Association – $1,000 (fd)
Wollombi Valley Progress Association – $2,000 (fd)
Wollombi Valley Arts Council – $1,000


Cessnock City Council – $3,000 (fd)
Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce – $10,000


Blender Gallery
Grape Experience Tours
Mystwood Retreats
Sands Promotions
Squiggle – Graphic and Website Design
St Michael’s Church
The Endeavour Museum
Will Sadler – Old Wollombi Dance Hall
Wollombi Real Estate
Wollombi Valley Arts Council
Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sculpture displayed above: Fissure – David Ball. Photo courtesy of Chris Southwood.