Sculpture in the Vineyards is the biggest annual festival in the Wollombi Valley. Now, in its 18th year, in 2019 the event has been completely redesigned into a much larger, more prestigious and exciting festival.
‘Somewhere Unique’, as a parochial supporter of the Wollombi Valley arts community, has donated $1000 to this year’s festival.
In total, the local organisers have raised more than $33,000 in prize money which has attracted many Award Winning Sculptors from all over Australia including: Robert Barnstone; Stephen Coburn; Jane Dawson; Fiona Kemp; Peter Lindbergh; Hugh McLachlan; Louis Pratt; Paul Selwood; Peter Tilley; and Vince Vozzo.
For 2019, the festival received an impressive 143 applications to submit works. Consequently, the very best submissions have been chosen and accepted and there will be 41 Indoor and 52 Large Outdoor Sculptures exhibited.
The festival is open to all and will be a very exciting milestone event for the Wollombi Valley.
The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Opening Ceremony and Major Prize Presentation will be held at 4pm on 26th of October in the beautiful gardens at the rear of Grays Inn, in the main street of Wollombi. Immediately following, for 16 days, including 3 weekends, until 10th of November the Sculpture in the Vineyard display and events will invigorate the entire Wollombi Valley.
With over $1.3 million worth of sculpture on display, and for sale, 2019 is going to be the biggest Sculpture Exhibition in the 17 year history of this event.
Sculptures will specifically be on display, and for sale, at the following venues:
• The Great Northern Trading Post (GNTP)
• Undercliff Winery
• The Wollombi Museum
• Grays Inn
• Stonehurst Vineyard
• The Old Fireshed Gallery
• St Johns Church
• The Wollombi Valley Tennis Club
• As well as many public spaces throughout the valley.
As well as enjoying the breadth and variety of sculptures, throughout the festival Wollombi will offer only the best in local produce and wines at the local vineyards, restaurants, cafes and taverns.
The three-week period of the festival will be a popular time to visit the Wollombi Valley. Why not book now at ‘Somewhere Unique’ for a two or three day stay to become immersed in the many fantastic offerings of the festival?
See you there!
David & Murray