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
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.