Wendy Whiteley to Open Sculptures in the Garden 201809.07.2018
Regional Australia’s premier sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden is excited to announce that Wendy Whiteley has been confirmed to open this year’s event.
Whiteley, who is well known for her contribution to the Arts and her secret garden in Sydney’s Lavender Bay, will be involved in the two-day event for the first time.
“I am really excited to be taking part in the Sculptures in the Garden event. I am passionate about both art and beautiful gardens so for me, it made perfect sense to be involved,” Wendy Whiteley has commented.
Past events have seen Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, renowned sculptor, Paul Selwood and respected art scholar, Edmund Capon AM OBE open the event and having Wendy Whiteley assigned to the honours this year will again bring both prestige and interest to the exhibition.
Sculptures in the Garden Founder, Kay Norton-Knight has said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Wendy Whiteley open this year’s event. Wendy is renowned and well respected in the art world and having her involved is a real feat.”
“Since submissions opened last month, we have had some amazing talent enter work and I think Wendy will be really impressed with the quality and variety of the sculptures on display,” Norton-Knight added.
Submissions are being accepted until Friday 7th September with judging to take place by a selection committee on 5th October and winners to be announced at the opening of the event on Saturday 6th October.
The not-for-profit event has all gate proceeds retained by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, who also provide food for the event. Funds provided by sponsors for the event are used to acquire works for the Mudgee region’s public sculpture collection.