Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

MUDGEE’S REVERED SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN RETURNS IN 2022 AS THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ART EXPERIENCE

SIG HERO IMAGE 2022

Closing date to be announced. Mudgee and regional NSW’s most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures In The Garden, will be back again in 2022 for the 12th year!
The exhibition will open on Saturday the 8th of October and run daily until Sunday 23rd of October 2022, and as always will be set amongst the beautiful rural backdrop of Rosby Wines
in Mudgee NSW.

Sculptures in the Garden, a not-for-profit organisation that started as a small communityminded event, has now become the largest and most well-known sculpture exhibition in
regional Australia. With 30,000 people through the doors and over 500 exhibiting artists, the highly anticipated annual event will celebrate its 12th year in 2022.

Sculptures in the Garden has been instrumental in bringing arts and culture to the Central West of NSW, enabling emerging artists to showcase their work and attracting praise from
names such as Her Excellency Dame Marie Bashir, Wendy Whiteley and Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Winner of the top prize in 2021, Harrie Fasher commented that “SIG is doing more than just showcasing sculpture, they are nurturing local talent.”

Sculptures in the Garden is partnered with the Mudgee Support Group for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and together the two have raised over $175,000 for the incredibly important cause. The exhibition has contributed 26 acquisitive works to the Lawson Park Sculpture Walk; visited and enjoyed year-round by both locals and visitors to the region. The Lawson Park Sculpture Walk continues to act as a legacy of the Sculptures in the Garden event and all it has achieved for the arts in the Central West.

The 2022 Call for Works is due to open in the coming weeks with over $45,000 in prize money available and an opportunity to be a part of this exciting event. Stay tuned for more updates and we look forward to seeing you in October to celebrate our 12th year.

IMAGE: Flipper by Jay Sikora & Still Life by Tobias Bennett, SIG 2021. Image by Amber Creative