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.

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.

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REGISTRATIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN 

We are pleased to announce that registrations of interest are open for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards.
Click here to go to our website where you can register your interest to receive information when it becomes available.
With thanks,
Melbourne Prize Trust


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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.

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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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Sculptures in the Garden, one of Australia’s most renowned regional sculpture exhibitions, is now accepting artist's submissions. Due to be held on Saturday 10th  and Sunday 11th October, our milestone 10th anniversary event is expected to be the biggest yet.
This outdoor exhibition provides artists an opportunity to exhibit their works and showcase them alongside local, regional, metropolitan and interstate artists, while also being in the running for a number of the acquisition and non acquisition prizes.
Total prize value for 2020 is over $43,000, including the following:
    Top prize of $25,000 for the Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council’s acquisition prize
    $10,000 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden acquisition prize
    $5,000 Moolarben acquisition prize
    $2,500 Artistic Merit Prize for Small Sculpture
    $500 People’s Choice Award
    $300 The Sculptor’s Society Sensory Sculpture prize
All works that are acquired will be showcased in the Mid-Western Regional Council’s public art collection, and displayed within the Lawson Sculpture Park.
Over 3,500 visitors are expected to visit Sculptures in the Garden 2020
In 2019, over 50% of works from the exhibition were sold
Over $20,000 was raised for the local branch of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
019 was the biggest collection of works exhibited in the history of Sculptures in the Garden
Entry forms and exhibition guidelines are available on our website HERE
Please submit your entry form, images, artist statement and artist biography via one of the following methods by Friday 21st August 2020.
    Online via: www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au
    Email: info@rosby.com.au
    Post to: PO Box 3, Mudgee NSW 2850
If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact Amber Norton-Knight on 0414 942 917 or info@rosby.com.au
We look forward to receiving your entries for Sculptures in the Garden 2020. At this stage we have made the decision to carry out all preparations necessary to ensure that come October we will be in a position to proceed with the event as planned, however we will continue to keep you updated with any developments in relation to Covid-19 restrictions as they occur.
Kay Norton-Knight Sculptures in the Garden Artistic Director PO Box 3, Mudgee 2850 0428 635 993 E: kay@rosby.com.au W: www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au

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Image: Norma Redpath, maquette for
Paessagio Cariatide 1980-85.

Call for Entries  
McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards
Entries close 30 June 5pm AEST
Apply Now

McClelland is delighted to announce a Director’s initiative, presenting four awards for small sculptures valued at $3000 each. The awards are generously supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Fund and a Private Donor, and aim to provide Australian sculptors with opportunities and support in light of the effect of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of artists

The awards are non-acquisitive and there may be a physical exhibition in due course, however a digital catalogue of shortlisted finalists will be distributed to encourage engagement through McClelland’s professional networks.

There are no limits on materials used, but the work must have been made after 2010 and must not exceed 50cm in its largest dimension. Please follow the link to view the full submission guidelines and apply.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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