Mudgee welcomed a brand new Arts Precinct on August 7, representing the special connection between Sculptures in the Garden and arts in the Central West. The precinct will offer a community workspace for artists with resources and facilities to nurture creative, cultural and artistic education and is set to become the home of the arts in the Mid-Western region.
Sculptures in the Garden (SIG) has celebrated it’s 11th year in 2021 and was born out of Kay Norton-Knight’s vision to develop public art for the Mudgee community and it’s visitors.
In celebration of the development of the Mudgee Arts Precinct and to thank the Mid-Western Regional Council for their support, the Sculptures in the Garden committee have donated a sculpture from the garden to be positioned in the forecourt.
‘Encounter’, by John Fitzmaurice is made from 316 polished stainless steel and stands at two and half metres tall and over three metres wide: a perfect match for the magnificence of the precinct it now guards.