In 2015 we initiated “Friends of Sculptures in the Garden” with the goal of raising funds to offer an acquisition prize for contributing artists. We were thrilled to raise $5,000 in 2016 for the first Friends acquisition prize.
The winning acquisition for the 2016 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden prize was John Fitzmaurice with his piece ‘Josephine’. This sculpture will now form part of the Mudgee public art collection with a Friends of Sculptures in the Garden plaque.
The driving force behind Friends of Sculptures in the Garden is to provide another reason for all sculptors to consider exhibiting at Sculptures in the Garden. Our objective is to continue enhancing the quality of works displayed at Sculptures in the Garden.
Introducing Friends of Sculptures in the Garden
For the event to continue to thrive, we need to increase the standard of works exhibited.
For the 2017 event we are seeking donations of $100 or more to once again offer the Friends of Sculptures in the Garden Art Prize - an acquisition art prize through your voluntary donations of $100 and over. The winning acquisition will become part of the Mid-Western Regional Council Public Art Collection and be installed in the public outdoor ‘Sculpture Walk’ in Lawson Park, Mudgee.
This means that your donation will have a direct impact on improving the event by attracting quality artworks for the exhibition. The number of prizes and prize amounts will be entirely dependent on the support given from Friends of Sculptures in the Garden.
Your generous donation will contribute to increasing exposure of the event, attracting even higher quality artwork and the sustainability of the event.
We are asking for donations of $100 and above.
For donations of $100 and over, we’ve put together a special gift that each Friend of Sculptures in the Garden will receive:
A Ticket to our Pre-Launch Event
To celebrate this years’ event, we welcome you to come and meet the artists and enjoy opening night drinks and canapes the night before the event, hosted by Rosby Wine.
Exclusive "Friends of Sculptures in the Garden" Exhibition
You’ve helped us reach where we are today, so as a Friend of Sculptures in the Garden, we’re holding an exhibition exclusively for you at our pre-launch event with the exhibiting artists and special guests before the public gains access.
Over both Saturday & Sunday, you’ll receive preferred parking at the event.
Unlimited Access Tickets
Come and go as you please with an unlimited pass over the event weekend.
Each Friend of Sculptures in the Garden will also receive acknowledgment in our SIG 2017 catalogue, at the event and on our website by way of thanks.
Become a Friend of Sculptures in the Garden
Your support is invaluable to us, and we thank you for considering a donation to keep Sculptures in the Garden running as a unique and memorable art event.
Friends of Sculptures in the Garden payment options:
Direct deposit Acc Name: Sculptures in the Garden BSB: 082726 Acc Number: 392018436
Cheque made out to Sculptures in the Garden and sent to PO Box 3, Mudgee NSW 2850
or call with credit card details.
Please contact me if you need more information. We look forward to welcoming you as a Friend of Sculptures in the Garden at the 2017 exhibition.
Sculptures in the Garden
0419 429 918