PRESS RELEASE - ONE MONTH LEFT TO ENTER SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2015

For Immediate Release August 2015

 

The deadline is drawing near for sculptors to submit works to the annual Sculptures in the Garden event at Mudgee’s Rosby Vineyard.

For one weekend of the year, the large garden of the Rosby homestead fills with hundreds of sculptures in every shape and media, ranging from scrap metal to cast bronze.

Entries will close on Friday, September 11, one month before Sculptures in the Garden is held on October 10 and 11.

Sculptures in the Garden is one of the Mudgee region’s biggest art events and one of the biggest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW.

Last year more than 270 sculptures were exhibited in the Rosby garden under the Eurunderee hills, and organisers expect around 3,000 visitors through the gate in 2015.

The event allows local sculptors to exhibit alongside celebrated artists from around Australia, and to sell their work – in 2014 more than half the sculptures sold, including pieces purchased by Mid-Western Regional Council for public display in Lawson Park.

The best Mudgee sculptors feature alongside artists who have produced public works for the City of Sydney, and others who have featured in Sculpture by the Sea.

As well as bringing Australia’s celebrated sculptors to Mudgee, Sculptures in the Garden draws art lovers from Sydney and around regional NSW, and has built up a strong following that includes Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, now a regular guest.

This year for the first time, Dame Marie Bashir will open the event and announce the winners of the acquisitive prizes on the Saturday morning.

Sculptures in the Garden is a not-for-profit event, with proceeds going to the Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and the purchase of public art for a sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park.

Last year’s event raised more than $20,000 for the Mudgee Support Group for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

With one month left before the entry deadline, it’s time for local artists to complete an entry form and ensure their work is part of this exceptional annual event.

Entry forms can be found on the Sculptures in the Garden page at www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au

 

 

* EVENT DETAILS *

October 10 – 11, 9am – 4pm

Kay & Gerald Norton-Knight’s garden ‘Rosby’

122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee, Mudgee

Phone 02 6373 3856

info@rosby.com.au

www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au

 

For further interview opportunities, high-res photos or other media requests, call Amber Norton-Knight on 0414 942 917 or email amber@rosby.com.au.

Sculptures in the Garden - Call for Works - Media Release

CALL FOR WORKS

SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2014

 

One of the largest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW, Sculptures in the Garden 2014 has issued an open call for submissions from artists.

Held over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October 2014, the not for profit outdoor exhibition features local, regional and interstate artists.

Event organizer, Amber Norton-Knight, says Sculptures in the Garden 2014 provides artists with an exquisite avenue to exhibit their works.

Sculptures in the Garden 2014 is set in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee, NSW,” Amber said.

“We anticipate more than 2,000 visitors will attend the exhibition over the weekend, providing huge exposure for the artists

“It’s also very likely that they will sell their work. Last year, Sculptures in the Garden displayed over 150 sculptures and more than 60% were sold.”

All proceeds from the weekend exhibition go to the Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and a local arts initiative to develop a sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park.

“Last year, we raised more than $19,000 for the Mudgee Support Group for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, which was a huge achievement.

 This year, Sculptures in the Garden, with funding assistance from Mid-Western Regional Council, will purchase sculptures from the exhibition up to the value of $11,000, to add to the local sculpture walk,” Amber said.

Other honours will be bestowed upon artists in the form of a People’s Choice Award and $5,000 Moolarben Acquisition Prize.

There is no entry fee for artists to exhibit at the event. The submissions deadline is Friday 12th September 2014. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Sculptures in the Garden website; www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au.

 

* EVENT DETAILS *

October 11 – 12, 9am – 4pm

Kay & Gerald Norton-Knight’s garden ‘Rosby’

122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee, Mudgee

Phone 02 6373 3856

info@rosby.com.au

www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au

 

Equine Famine    By Christie Robertson & Nancy Niven              Photographer: Amber Hooper

Equine Famine By Christie Robertson & Nancy Niven            Photographer: Amber Hooper

 

Kern    by Al Phemister

Kern by Al Phemister

 

 

Trouble at the Vatican    by Nigel White        Photographer: Amber Hooper

Trouble at the Vatican by Nigel White    Photographer: Amber Hooper


Pegasus by Tobais Bennett   Photographer: Amber Hooper

Pegasus by Tobais Bennett  Photographer: Amber Hooper


For further interview opportunities, high-res photos or other media requests, call Amber Norton-Knight on 0414 942 917 or email amber@rosby.com.au.