Entrants in the 2021 Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival will have a chance to compete for an exciting and unusual new prize in addition to the expanded list of prizes already announced for this year.
Following a visit by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, to the festival in 2020, the organisers are thrilled to announce The Governor's Prize, offered in partnership with the Governor.
The winning work will be displayed at Government House for 12 months from the end of the festival, proving an opportunity for unprecedented exposure and enhanced prestige.
Only works that are made from materials suitable for outdoor installation without maintenance will be eligible. Transport and installation costs will be covered by the festival and insurance by Government House.
The festival has become a prominent event in the arts calendar of NSW, with over 160 sculptures displayed in four indoor galleries, two vineyards and throughout the scenic landscape of the valley. Entries are now open, and close on Saturday, June 19.
This year's festival is September 11-26.
The other prizes this year include a first prize of $25,000 , an indoor prize of $7000, highly commended $5000, and prizes for local artists, emerging artists and young artists. All selected entrants can sell their works during the festival and also advertise them in the new Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Online Gallery. Unsold outdoor pieces can be left on-site until June 2022.