We invite artists to an open call for submissions to one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW – Sculptures in the Garden 2018.

Held over two days, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019, this not for profit outdoor exhibition gives local, regional and interstate artists an avenue to exhibit their works in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee NSW.


  • $25,000 Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council Acquisition Prize. The acquired work will be part of the Mid Western Regional Council public art collection

  • $10,000 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden Acquisition Prize. The winning acquisition will be part of the Mid-Western Regional Council’s public art collection. ** this prize is likely to increase as donations are received in the lead up to the event

  • $5,000 Moolarben Acquisition Prize. The winning acquisition will be part of the Mid-Western Regional Council’s public art collection.

  • $500 People's Choice Award

  • $300 The Sculptors Society Sensory Sculpture prize



The Selection Committee will consider all entries and their decision on works accepted will be final. Artists both successful and unsuccessful in their entry will be notified before Friday 13th Septmber 2019. All works must be professional finished for public exhibition and be the original work of the submitting artist. Any works that is not fit for exhibition will be knocked back on viewing.

An independent selection panel will select the acquisition prize winners. Judges will be named on the Sculptures in the Garden website prior to the opening of the exhibition. Any decision by the selection panel is final. Acquisition Prize & Public Art Brief for Artists



Let your imaginations run wild and create a sculpture that can be enjoyed without the sense of sight.  Think outside the square – your sculpture could be touched, heard or even smelt.  Our sensory pieces will be distributed throughout the garden with appropriate signage.  A $300 prize for the best Sensory sculpture has kindly be donated by the Sculpture Society.  We are hoping that this will be an ongoing part of Sculptures in the Garden in future years, perhaps with a section of the garden totally devoted to the Senses.



  • An estimated 3,500 visitors are anticipated to visit the exhibition over the two days.

  • At the 2018 event, we displayed over 260 sculptures and sold 50% of the artworks.

  • Proceeds from the weekend exhibition go to a local arts initiative to develop a sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park

  • At the 2018 event, over $10,000 was raised by the Mudgee Support Group for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT


Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS before submitting your entry form, images, artist statement and artist biography via one of the following methods by Midnight Friday 30th August 2019:

If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact myself or Amber Norton-Knight on 0414 942 917

We look forward to receiving your entry forms for Sculptures in the Garden 2019.
Kay Norton-Knight
Sculptures in the Garden Curator

0428 635 993