We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

Exhibitions and Opportunities

At this stage it is difficult to know which exhibitions are going ahead and which not... Best to watch Art Almanac and the various websites. However here are some interesting items that have come to hand.

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2020 are now open and close on Sunday 17 May!

Call for Submissions are now open for the 24th annual exhibition Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama from 22 October - 8 November 2020. Enter online by Sunday 17 May, 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

Please be aware that the application deadline is three weeks away and paper copy applications by post or hand delivered are not being accepted this year. Due to the impact of Covid-19 we will welcome applications from artists to exhibit sculptures previously shown in Australia five or more years ago, including works that have been in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. We anticipate half a dozen or more sculptures might be exhibited this year that we have shown previously.Additionally, as included in the Terms and Conditions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2020 please note that there is no longer a 6m height restriction on sculptures accepted into the exhibition. Before beginning your application please read our Terms and Conditions. To begin your online application, please click here.

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Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival
The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Committee is very pleased to announce the dates for 2020. The Festival will run from 17th October to the 1st November. The 16 day festival will run over three weekends with a preview night on 16th October and the official opening night on the 17th.
With prize money of over $30,000 we encourage your members to consider submitting one or more sculptures for selection in this exciting regional art festival.
The 2020 prizes are as follows:
First Prize                              $20,000
Highly Commended                $5,000
Indoor Small Sculpture           $6,000
2325 Locals Prize                   $1,000

We have arranged for low cost accommodation in an ‘artists village’ and hope to be able to offer some assistance with freight of large works.

The 2019 festival was an amazing success; over 60 sculptors participated and over 40 works were sold. The festival committee invites your members to submit sculptures for selection in the 2020 Festival.

Information and application forms will soon be available on our new website which is currently under construction; www.sculptureinthevineyards.com.au
You can also follow us on FaceBook; @Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards and Instagram #sculptureinthevineyards
We would look forward to sending you further information as we prepare for this exciting festival in October. 

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Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize to be held late 2020 
For further details visit: sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au 
KEY DATES: Entries close: Friday 17 July 2020 Finalists notified: August 2020

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