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 2018 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden prize ‘Jack Thompson: (Cleo Centrefold circa 1973)’ by Victorian artist Matt Hill. This sculpture will now form part of the Mudgee public art collection with a Friends of Sculptures in the Garden plaque.
The objective of the ‘Friends’ initiative is to continue enhancing the quality of works displayed at Sculptures in the Garden by provide another reason for all sculptors to consider exhibiting at our annual event.
Introducing Friends of Sculptures in the Garden
For the event to continue to thrive, we need to continually raise the standard of works exhibited.
For the 2019 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 made possible through your voluntary donations of $100 and over. The winning acquisition will become part of the Mid-Western Regional Council Public Art Collection and will 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 enhancing the sustainability of the event.
We are asking for donations of $100 and above, for which each Friend of Sculptures in the Garden will receive a special gift:
A Ticket to our Pre-Launch Event
As a Friend of Sculptures in the Garden you’ve helped us get to where we are today, so before the public gains access we’re holding a pre-launch event with the exhibiting artists and special guests, exclusively for you. Come and meet the artists and enjoy drinks and canapes the night before the opening, hosted by Rosby Wines.
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.
By way of thanks each Friend of Sculptures in the Garden will also receive acknowledgment in our SIG 2019 catalogue, at the event and on our website.
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:
Credit card online donation: CLICK HERE
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 2019 exhibition.
Sculptures in the Garden
0419 429 918