From Saturday 25th October until the 30th November, the township of Wollombi in the lower Hunter Valley NSW will once again be the stage for one of the country’s largest and most spectacular sculpture festivals: Sculpture in the Vineyards.
Unique to the Hunter Valley and now in its 12th year, the event features over 75 sculptures by artists from all over Australia. Their work will be exhibited across 4 of the stunning Vineyards on the Wollombi Wine Trail: Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Wollombi Village Wines, Wollombi Wines and Undercliff Winery. In 2013 the event attracted 6000 visitors including day trippers, holiday makers, students, regional gallery and special interest groups, artists and sculptors.
“We are thrilled to see Sculpture in the Vineyards growing each year,” said Tara Morelos, Co-Director of the event. “The landscape of the vineyards is the perfect backdrop for some of the most innovative sculptures in the country. We are proud to give this opportunity to artists once again.”
Artists compete for their chance to win $5000 in prize money and professional development opportunities such as a 10 day artist Residency Award staying at Wollombi Wines.
Sculpture in the Vineyards is a free annual festival that offers a mix of regional food, art and wine in the Wollombi Valley, located 90mins from Sydney and is a Destination NSW Regional Flagship Event. The township of Wollombi is situated on the World Heritage listed Convict Trail, built from 1826 to 1836 and is a short break destination with attractions such as scenic national parks/walks/restaurants/tavern and a myriad of accommodation from rustic to 5 star.
Please visit www.sculptureinthevineyards.com.au for further information.
Photo credit: Andrew Cooney Photography
* inclusion by Greer Taylor. On display at Undercliff Winery, Wollombi
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