For immediate release September 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.