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 happening in 2020

 This is not a definitive list - best to check Arts Hub and Art Almanac

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Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 finalists announced

Voting opens today for the Civic Choice Award 2020 We would like to let you know that the six finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category have been announced today at www.melbourneprize.org. Voting is now open for one of the six finalists to win the $3,000 Civic Choice Award 2020.

The winners of this year's categories, including the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020, the $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award 2020, the $10,000 Professional Development Award 2020 and the $10,000 GURNER™ Commission, will be announced via a live broadcast from Fed Square at 6pm on November 11, with live streaming available on our website. 

To keep up to date with all announcements keep an eye www.melbourneprize.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you  to our 2020 partners and patrons whose generous support has enabled this year's Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture & Awards to proceed during the COVID-19 environment,, which helps supports our arts sector. We would like to thank all entrants and nominators this year and our judges.
Kind regards, 
Simon Warrender
Melbourne Prize Trust

CONGRATULATIONS to 6 outstanding finalists in the $60,000 @MelbournePrize  for Urban #Sculpture 2020 

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SWELL 2020 

The SWELL 2020 countdown is well and truly on! With less than a month to go, we can’t wait to see all of our SWELL friends old and new. This year has been tumultuous to say the least and we are doing everything we can to ensure the best exhibition possible…Let’s just say we have discussed hand sanitiser more than we ever thought we would in our life time. 

SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020 will deliver up to 50 works of art by nationally and internationally renowned artists, to be presented as a free public exhibition between 11–20 September 2020 along Currumbin Beach.

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Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Committee 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. Information on a new website: www.sculptureinthevineyards.com.au

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Sculptures in the Garden

EXTENDED EXHIBITION DATES 10th - 25th October 2020 This year to comply with COVDSafe guidelines, Sculptures in the Garden will have extended dates. The opening event will still be held on the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October however this year for the first time, the exhibition is being extended by two weeks. The event will now officially close on the 25th October to ensure the number of visitors on site at any one time meets public health requirements.

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Prizes and Judge Announced. HarbourSculpture Balmain is thrilled to announce acclaimed Australian sculptor, Michael Snape will be our esteemed judge for this year's exhibition. 

Alongside the HarbourSculpture committee, Michael will select the entries and decide the $5,000 HarbourSculpture Judge's Exemplary Award.
Successful entrants will also be eligible for the $2,500 Cobden & Hayson People's Choice Award.
HarbourSculpture Judge's Exemplary Award: $5,000
Cobden & Hayson People's Choice Award: $2,500
Details on how to enter can be found on the 2020 HarbourSculpture Balmain website.    

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