The inaugural Sculpture on the Farm exhibition at Fosterton outside Dungog will be held over the coming October long weekend to coincide with the Dungog Festival. There will be approximately 100 sculptures on display from both local sculptors and those from further afield and including prominent names, such as the late Inge King and Newcastle local, Peter Tilley.
Prize money of $11,500, includes a $10,000 acquisitive prize focussed on acquiring an outdoor sculpture for a public setting in Dungog.
A gala opening is scheduled for the evening of Friday 28 September, when the judging panel, headed by the Director of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Bridget Uren, will announce the prize winners. Guests will be provided with wines from the local Boydell’s Winery (which has been making wines since 1826!) and delicious finger food.
The exhibition will continue over the weekend. Visitors can buy coffee, lunches and snacks or have a picnic in the grounds. There is ample parking on site, including buses and a shuttle bus will also run regularly from Dungog township.
Full information about the event can be found at http://www.sculptureonthefarm.com, including the purchase of tickets for the gala opening on the Friday night.
Photo: John and Philippa Graham at their Fosterton property. Photo courtesy of the Grahams.