Mudgee's Sculptures in the Garden to Exhibit Biggest Ever Collection24.09.2018
Regional sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden has announced that this year will see an unprecedented amount of artists enter the exhibition. The annual two-day exhibition, being held at Rosby winery in Mudgee on the 6th and 7th of October, will have over 250 works for sale from exhibiting artists from right across Australia.
Exhibiting artists include Paul Bacon, Paul Selwood, Ulan Murray, Alan Rose, Nigel White, Clara Hali, John Fitzmaurice, Vlase Nikoleski, Sonia Payne and Sollai Cartwright from Berlin, Germany amongst many others. The breadth of talent who have entered the event this year, truly cements the exhibition’s reputation as the premier sculpture event in regional Australia.
This year will also see acclaimed patron of the arts, Wendy Whiteley open the event. Wendy will also participate in an intimate conversation with author and journalist, Janet Hawley for Sunday’s event proceedings.
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.”
“With the overwhelming response to entries this year, we have some amazing artists who’ve entered work and I think Wendy will be really impressed with the quality and variety of the sculptures on display,” Norton-Knight added.
The not-for-profit event raises funds for the local branch of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and each year contributes funds to acquire works for the Mudgee region’s public sculpture collection. Volunteers from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT will be catering and running the gate for the two-day event.
As part of the two-day program, there will be artist walks with renowned sculptor, Paul Selwood and journalist, Sam Paine. The artist walks are a great opportunity for visitors to the event to learn more about the artworks and the people who have created them and will take place twice daily during the event.
There is also plenty to keep the kids busy, with a dedicated children’s exhibition section on display, with this year’s theme being, ‘wind / air’. There are 30 sculptures that have been entered into the kid’s section and other activities include a runway to fly paper aeroplanes, a bubble station, an interactive wind chime and decorating stations for guide dog boxes and papier-mâché birds.
The event runs from 9am – 4pm daily on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October.
For more information, please visit www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au
- An estimated 3,000 visitors are anticipated to visit the exhibition over the two days
- Wendy Whiteley will open the event
- Proceeds from the weekend exhibition will go to a local arts initiative to develop a sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park
- Biggest ever collection of works exhibited