Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition – Sculptures in
The Garden – is on again for its 11th year. It will be held from Saturday 9th October to Sunday 24th
of October at ‘Rosby’ in Mudgee NSW and is set to be our biggest and best year yet.
With over 25,000 people through the doors over the past 10 years and over 380 exhibiting artists, the highly anticipated annual event will celebrate its 11th year in 2021. Due to the success of the extended
format of 2020, the original two-day weekend will once again be replaced by a two-week long
Sculptures in the Garden, a not-for-profit organisation that started as a small community-minded event,
has now become the largest and most well-known sculpture exhibition in regional Australia.
Over the last 10 years, Sculptures in the Garden has been instrumental in bringing arts and culture to
the Mudgee region and has attracted names such as Her Excellency, Dame Marie Bashir, Wendy
Whiteley, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, acclaimed sculptors, Paul Selwood and Stephen King and
respected art scholar, the late Edmund Capon.
The exhibition has contributed 23 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 arts in the Central
The 10th anniversary year of the exhibition also marked the first year of a wonderful partnership with
Mudgee Hospital: displaying and recognising public art in their grounds to boost the spirits of those in
need of inspiration.
The 11th year of Sculptures in the Garden will be held over the course of two weeks following the success
of the extended format unveiled in 2020. The extension enabled the highest attendance levels to date,
and with a truly remarkable line-up shaping up for 2021, it is expected to be the biggest and best year
Visitors in 2021 will also have the opportunity to see the brand new Rosby Gallery and Cellar Door. The
recently built gallery and cellar door was unveiled earlier this year. It offers a permanent indoor
exhibition space to provide year-round flexibility for art exhibitions in addition to the outdoor sculpture
Sculptures in the Garden 2021 will be held from Saturday 9th of October to Sunday the 24th of October
in the sculpture garden, the gallery and surrounds of Rosby Wines. We are now calling all interested
artists for submissions.
Further details can be found at: https://www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au
John Fitzmaurice ‘Encounter’ SIG2020
Photo Amber Hooper