The tenth Sculptures in the Garden at Rosby has proven to be a success with nearly half of the works on display already sold to visitors.
The tenth Sculptures in the Garden (SIG) at Rosby has proven to be a success with nearly half of the works on display already sold to visitors.
Co-founder and curator of SIG, Kay Norton-Knight said the event has seen massive interest this year.
"We're blown away, we had to do it for 16 days because of our COVIDSafe plan instead of the two days. And we thought during through the week we'd the odd one or two - we're getting hundreds, Kay laughed.
"It is absolutely amazing, all these out-of-towners from the Central Coast and Sydney and all the way down to the South Coast. I mean they're lining up at 9 o'clock. We're absolutely exhausted. It is mind-boggling.
"We've sold 65 per cent of the works. We've been blown away by the response. People have been saying 'it's world class, don't give up'."
Kay said the committee will soon meet to discuss the format of the event in the future.
These are the three works selected as part of the acquisition process that will be added to the Lawson Park sculpture walk in Mudgee, bringing the total number of sculptures around the region to 23.
$5,000 Moolarben Acquisition Prize - Helios by Sian Watson (Canberra).
$25,000 Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council Acquisition Prize - Balancing the books V by Stephen King (Walcha).
$10,000 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden Acquisition Prize - Connect by David Perkins (Gundaroo).
Not to be forgotten, several sculptures are also earmarked to display on the grounds of the Mudgee Hospital too.
The following works were also won as acquisitive prizes that will be displayed permanently in the grounds of the new Mudgee Hospital:
$5,000 Kate & Andrew Buchanan Artistic Merit Acquisition Prize - Soaring Eagle by Franois Jaggi (Armidale).
$5,000 James Loneragan Artistic Merit Acquisition Prize - Symmetry by Peter Kasper (Emu Swamp).
$2,500 Simon & Susie Bennett Artistic Merit Acquisition Prize for Small Sculpture - Mother Earth by Amanda Harrison (Greenwich).
$5,000 Mid-Western Regional Council Emerging Artist Acquisition Prize - Soul Searching by Bob Teasdale (Bowning).
The exhibition also features a dedicated 'SIG for Kids' section. Weekend catering, ticket sales and gate donations will also again be used as funding for the NSW/ACT branch of Guide Dogs Australia, a partnership that has raised more than $160,000 in the past 10 years.
All artworks are for sale at the event with prices ranging from $300 to $30,000.
The exhibition is open every day from 10am - 4pm until the 25th October. Tickets are only $5 and are available here.
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