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.

PRESS RELEASE - Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee 2015, Call for Artist Submissions

CALL FOR WORKS

For Immediate Release May 2015

One of the largest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW, Sculptures in the Garden 2015 has issued an open call for submissions from artists.

Held over Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2015, the not for profit outdoor exhibition features local, regional, Sydney and interstate artists.

Event organizer, Amber Norton-Knight, says Sculptures in the Garden 2015 provides artists a unique avenue to exhibit their works.

Sculptures in the Garden 2015 is set in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee, NSW,” Amber said.

“We anticipate more than 3,000 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 270 sculptures and more than 50% were sold.”

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

This year, Mid-Western Regional Council will be purchasing sculptures from the exhibition up to the value of $11,000.  The acquired work/s will be part of the Mid Western Regional Council public art plan,” Amber said.

Other prizes will be bestowed upon artists in the form of a People’s Choice Award and $5,000 Acquisition Prize. The winning acquisition will be part of Mid-Western Regional Councils public art collection.

The Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT will be assisting throughout the 2-days running the gate and providing catering for the event.

Submissions for Sculptures in the Garden 2015 are now open. The submissions deadline is Friday 11th September 2015. Entry forms and more information can be found on the Sculptures in the Garden website; 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

SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2014

For immediate release                                                                                                  September 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2014

Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, will open a Mudgee outdoor art exhibition in October that has become one of the largest across NSW.

Amber Norton-Knight, event organiser, says that Ms Moore’s interest in the event is flattering.

“This is the fourth Sculptures in the Garden event and the second time we’ve been honoured with Clover Moore’s attendance,” Ms Norton-Knight said.

Sculptures in the Garden is an annual sculpture exhibition in the garden of Mudgee winery, Rosby. This year the event will be held from 9am – 4pm on 11-12 October.

“Like our local community, Clover Moore is a big supporter of public art. While the City of Sydney is doing it on a bigger scale, there is certainly a similar public art movement in Mudgee.

“There have been significant developments in the last year, with two sculptures from the 2013 exhibition now installed in Mudgee’s Lawson Park.

“Like the City of Sydney, our Council is continuing to invest in public art for the region. Council matches the contribution made by Sculptures in the Garden to purchase sculptures to be put on public display.

“This year, a committee will have $12,000 to acquire work from the exhibition. This is a huge bonus to exhibiting artists as well as the local community,” Ms Norton-Knight said. 

Clover Moore says the event has great appeal for Sydney-siders.

Sculptures in the Garden is a fantastic event with great cultural merit. It is clearly becoming a flagship exhibition and is a very valuable promotion of public art.

“Public art, like great architecture, can make a place memorable. It can shape a town or city’s image and make empty spaces exciting, engaging and unique.”

Sculptures in the Garden event attracted 250 sculptures, by 80 different artists, displayed creatively around the garden at “Rosby”, home of Kay and Gerald Norton-Knight. Sculpture prices ranged from $20 to $20,000. Over 100 sculptures were sold for a total of almost $60,000, and the 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.

All event details are online at www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au. 

 

EVENT FACT SHEET

Date                  11th & 12th October 2014
Time                  9am - 4pm, both days
Location            Rosby, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee, Mudgee
Entry fee            $5, children free

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.