SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2014

For immediate release                                                                                                  September 2014

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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.

Sculptures in the Garden - Call for Works - Media Release

CALL FOR WORKS

SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN 2014

 

One of the largest sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW, Sculptures in the Garden 2014 has issued an open call for submissions from artists.

Held over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October 2014, the not for profit outdoor exhibition features local, regional and interstate artists.

Event organizer, Amber Norton-Knight, says Sculptures in the Garden 2014 provides artists with an exquisite avenue to exhibit their works.

Sculptures in the Garden 2014 is set in beautiful rural surroundings within a private garden and vineyard in Mudgee, NSW,” Amber said.

“We anticipate more than 2,000 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 150 sculptures and more than 60% were sold.”

All 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.

“Last year, we raised more than $19,000 for the Mudgee Support Group for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, which was a huge achievement.

 This year, Sculptures in the Garden, with funding assistance from Mid-Western Regional Council, will purchase sculptures from the exhibition up to the value of $11,000, to add to the local sculpture walk,” Amber said.

Other honours will be bestowed upon artists in the form of a People’s Choice Award and $5,000 Moolarben Acquisition Prize.

There is no entry fee for artists to exhibit at the event. The submissions deadline is Friday 12th September 2014. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Sculptures in the Garden website; www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au.

 

* EVENT DETAILS *

October 11 – 12, 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

 

Equine Famine    By Christie Robertson & Nancy Niven              Photographer: Amber Hooper

Equine Famine By Christie Robertson & Nancy Niven            Photographer: Amber Hooper

 

Kern    by Al Phemister

Kern by Al Phemister

 

 

Trouble at the Vatican    by Nigel White        Photographer: Amber Hooper

Trouble at the Vatican by Nigel White    Photographer: Amber Hooper


Pegasus by Tobais Bennett   Photographer: Amber Hooper

Pegasus by Tobais Bennett  Photographer: Amber Hooper


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.