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THE WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL 2019

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival for 2019 was an amazing success; over 60 artists, more than 40 works sold, and 3,500 visits to our galleries and vineyard sculpture gardens. The committee would like to thank the wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who helped make this possible. More than 30 locals volunteered their time to keep the festival running smoothly across 16 days. That’s 384 volunteer hours for which we are incredibly grateful. We raised over $1,200 for the Sculpture Festival Wombat Fund  which will be distributed among the wombat rescue organisations in the valley. Again thank you to everyone who contributed and we look forward to making the 2020 festival even bigger.


2019 FESTIVAL WINNERS

Gene Rosa

First Prize, $20,000: Robert Barnstone – Gene Rosa

Lost Language

Acquisition Prize, $6,000: Amanda Lockton – Lost Language

Transient Entity

Small Sculpture Prize, $4,000: Peter Tilley – Transient Entity

Lost Language

2325 (locals) Prize $1,000: Amanda Lockton – Lost Language

Fight or Flight

People’s Choice Award: Rode Vella – Fight or Flight

Tigar and Graf

Children’s Choice Award: Amanda Lockton – Tigar and Graf

Geography

Artist in Residence Prize: Fiona Kemp – Geography

Adventure Ant

Junior Sculptor Award: Elrod Vella – Adventure Ant


2019 PATRONS

We would like to sincerely thank our patrons for their generous support of the 2019 Sculpture in the Vineyards Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival.


2019 COMMITTEE, PATRONS AND SUPPORTERS

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

THE COMMITTEE 2019

President– Laura Heslop
Vice President– Phillipa Heslop
Secretary– Jane Hamshere
Treasurer– Michael Winnick
Public Officer– Michael Winnick
Director– Susan Leith-Miller
Curator– Wendy Black
Social Media– Stephanie Vella
Website– Kylie Gemmell
Graphic Designer– Gay Hodge
SchoolsProgram– Heather McMullen
Catalogue Editor– Jennifer Winten
Committee members– Michael Noyce, Peter Hamshere, Nicholas Glover


JUDGES

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


SPECIAL THANKS

Sally Sullivan– Cartographer
Rebekah Brauman– Stylist Old Fire Shed Galley
Sharron Roache– Wood 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 $6000– donated by the Wollombi Valley Progress Association, Undercliff Winery, Stonehurst Winery, and Noyce Brothers Wine.
2325 Prize of $1000– donated by the Great Northern Trading Post.
People’s  Choice Award of $1000– donated by local Patrons, Sponsors and Supporters.
Children’s
Choice Award of $1000– donated by Wollombi Valley Tennis  Club.
Artist in Residence Prize– donated 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
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


DONATIONS

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


PARTNERS

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


2019 DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

Printed festival catalogues were available at various locations through Wollombi Village and all the festival venues, with PDF download available below.

2019 CATALOGUE

2019 CATALOGUE

2019 FESTIVAL MAP

Wollombi Village map

Sculpture displayed in above header: Emancipation – Libby Bloxham. Photo courtesy of Chris Southwood.