The Sculptures in the Garden 2019 selection committee will include Stephen King, a globally renowned sculptor who has previously won the major prize at Sculpture by the Sea; Nick Vickers, a curator experienced in all facets of art; Cam Anderson, a highly regarded local architect and Sam Paine, a representative of Mid-Western Regional Council and a prominent journalist, artist and performer.
Stephen’s first sculpture sought inspiration from fallen timber at his family farm to which he created a figurative sculpture. Since then, Stephen has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas with his work included in numerous public and private collections and continues to exhibit his works through commissions for private and public clients, a collaboration process to which he thoroughly enjoys. In 2013, Stephen one the major award at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi and was invited back in 2016 as a feature artist for the 20th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea.
With over 30 years in the art industry, Nick has championed the works of emerging artists by establishing a number of galleries through uWith over 30 years in the art industry, Nick has championed the works of emerging artists by establishing a number of galleries through universities and art colleges. Nick has presented, curated and hosted national and international artists and has lectured in tertiary, intermediary and secondary institutions along with services on a range of curatorial panels and foundations. He is currently working as an independent art curator and is employed by TAFE NSW at Meadowbank campus where he lectures in museum and gallery practices.
Sam Paine is a Councillor for the Mid-Western Regional Council and is also a journalist, artist and performer. Sam grew up in Mudgee and exhibits his art throughout the region and creates illustration work for clients across NSW.
Cameron Anderson is a local, award-winning architect with a strong focus on innovation and sustainable design. Cameron’s architecture business, CAARCH services the Central West and creates both small and large-scale residential and commercial projects.