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FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES

Festival experience walk and talk tours

Wollombi Village Walk & Talk Guided Tours

Our guides are passionate and knowledgeable about sculpture and the village and will help you fully appreciate the sculptures on display and for sale.
Whenever possible an exhibiting sculptor gives an ‘Artist’s Talk’ to further enhance your tour experience.

Tours begin: Weekdays at 10am and Saturdays and Sundays 10am and 2pm
Leave from: Wollombi Tennis Club, Negro Street, Wollombi.
The 2 hour tours will run each of the 16 days of the Festival.
The cost of the tour is $15.00 ($12.00 concession), children under 12 years are free.

There is a limit of 10 people per guided tour so book early. Click here to book and pay.


Hollybrook Art and Sip

Art N Sip @ Hollybrook

Bring your creativity – take home a masterpiece!
Grab some friends for a few fun hours of creativity while sipping your favourite drop! No experience necessary as you will be personally guided through the artwork by your host. It’s about creativity, sharing special times and making memories. At the end of the session, you will be able to take home your finished masterpiece.
 
All materials and tuition are supplied.  
• BYO wine, beer or cider (no spirits please).
• Non-alcoholic Welcome drink, nibbles, tea/coffee, and water are complimentary.
 
Art N Sip is held at ‘Hollybrook’, an old dairy farm surrounded by pasture and bushland, just 5kms from Wollombi village. 
For more information and class times go to: https://hollybrookhuntervalley.com/art


Bush Walking in Wollombi

Bush walks will be conducted by Michael Young during the Sculpture Festival. We will walk every day during the festival at either 10am or 2.30pm, starting from the village centre, opposite the store. The walks will be determined by the interest and numbers who wish to participate.
The walks are:
1 hour, grade 2 – The Wollombi Common North Rim Walk.
2 hour, grade 3 – The Wollombi Common Rim Walk. Walking sticks would benefit those who use them.
Those who wish to take part should be fit, and it is advised to wear a hat and sunscreen.
Closed in footwear of a sturdy boot or walking shoe is recommended.
Don’t forget to bring water.
Maximum number for each walk is 8, so book in early! The walks are free, or by donation to the Sculpture in the Vineyards festival on the day. For bookings, please contact Michael direct on
michaelyoung167@gmail.com or 0401 770 869.


Gleaned – Jewellery Studio Gallery

Housed in one of Wollombi’s oldest (and most photographed) buildings is Gleaned.
This cool, tiny gallery was renovated and opened in 2019 by local jewellery artist, Kes Harper, showcasing her work. Combining found objects, precious metals and steel tins discarded and destined for landfill, Kes is a gleaner/maker turning society’s waste into jewellery and small objects.
For the month of September, Gleaned features a collection of sculptural works ”Remnants of Fire’. This exhibition captures Kes’s experience of bushfires that surrounded her, her home and studio in summer 2019. From the desolate monochrome landscape with burnt and melted domestic items, ‘Remnants of Fire’ reconstructs remains, turning them into artworks – for wall or wear.
 
Gleaned Wollombi, 2881 Wollombi Road, Wollombi – Open weekends 10-3pm
Open September exhibition Friday – Monday 10-3pm
Contact Kes on 0400 477 129 weekends only or kes@studiogleaned.com
Visit anytime: www.studiogleaned.com


Gravel cycling tour of Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival

Come and join a gravel cycling tour of Wollombi’s ‘Sculpture in the Vineyards’. Starting at Wollombi Tavern we will head up the beautiful Yango Creek Road stopping at Undercliff Winery to enjoy our first collection of sculptures. We will then continue up the valley along Yango Creek Road, turning to climb over Dead Dog Hill to Laguna to view our next sculpture’s collection at the Great North Trading Post and Laguna Hall. We will then return back over Dead Dog Hill and Yango Creek Road to Wollombi to view all the sculptures around Wollombi, finishing with a coffee at Myrtle & Stone Cafe.
Total ride distance is 28kms with 300m of elevation on predominantly quiet gravel roads.
Plenty of parking available in Wollombi.
Ride date is Sunday 18 September starting @8am
Ride is suitable for gravel bikes, MTBs or eMTBs and riders of moderate fitness levels.
For more details go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272131376270400


Wine and Dine at Undercliff Winery

Sunset Wine & Dine @ Undercliff Winery

A great evening to be had whilst visiting this year’s Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival with a 4 course, delectable dining experience by local chef Nathan Cooper (One Tomato) and fine wines from Undercliff Winery. The evening commences at 4pm with a glass of sparkling wine and a tour of the sculptures on exhibition at Undercliff. This is followed by a wine tasting conducted by winemaker Peter Hamshere at 5pm. 
A bottle of wine can be purchased to compliment the cuisine, with dinner service commencing at 6pm.
 
Dates: Sunday 11, Tuesday 13, Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 September.
Bookings essential. $150 per head.  NO BYO.  Limited seats. 
For more information and reservations visit www.undercliff.com.au
E: finewines@undercliff.com.au | T: (02) 4998 3322 | M: 0413259429