Wildflower Art and Garden Festival Sculpture Walk 2019

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We invited artists from across NSW to submit works for the Wildflower Art and Garden Festival’s Sculpture Walk.

The exhibition will be launched at the popular annual Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Art and Garden Festival, which is held in the beautiful bushland setting of the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden on Sunday 25 August. The exhibition will then continue to run until Monday 2 September.

This will be the fifth year of operation for this not for profit outdoor exhibition, that gives local and regional artists an avenue to exhibit works in beautiful bushland surroundings within the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

This year a new Junior Sculpture Walk category was also introduced to the competition with children 12 years and under invited to submit their sculptures to be judged separately.

Entries closed 5pm Monday 15 July 2019

Sustainability theme

Judges highly encourage sculptures that showcase and capture the uniqueness of the Australian landscape, art that brings the flora and fauna of the Wildflower Garden to life.

There is a preference for recycled materials to be used in an innovative way and for the artistic intervention to interact with the environment it has been created for.

Works adhering to the theme will have the best chance of competing for prize money.

Junior Sculpture Walk

Junior artists 12 years and under were invited to participate this year offering the community the opportunity to celebrate our talented local youth. Competition terms and theming requirements were the same as the Sculpture Walk category however selected winners will receive a sustainability prize pack instead of a cash prize.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded by Wildflower Art and Garden Festival's official judging panel, which will include representatives from Ku-ring-gai Council and Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.  

  • First prize $3,000.
  • Second prize $1,500.
  • Third prize $500.

Junior Sculpture winners:

  • First prize: Worm farm, metal drink bottle, keep cup and silicone stasher bag valued at $200
  • Second prize: Metal drink bottle, keep cup, silicone stasher bag and beeswax wrap valued at $70
  • Third prize: Metal drink bottle, keep cup, and beeswax wrap valued at $50

We have secured sponsorship from the Ku-ring-gai Council Environment Levy for prizes for artists.

The George Caley People's Choice Award will also be awarded this year to both an artist and a public voter. The award will encourage visitors to the festival to engage in the art walk. Visitors will be able to upload a photo of their favourite artwork in the Sculpture Walk to Instagram, along with a caption detailing why the work is their favourite, and hashtag #wildflowerartwalk for a chance to win $100.

The winning entrant’s chosen artist will also win $100.

Key dates

  • Entries close 5pm Monday 15 July.
  • Selected Artists will be notified by Friday 26 July.
  • Artists provide photos of completed sculptures on or before Friday 16 August.
  • Installation of artworks Thursday 22 August between 8am and 5pm, judging will take place Friday 23 August.
  • De-installation of artworks Monday 2 September between 8am and 5pm.

Frequently asked questions

View our Sculpture Walk FAQs page for information on eligibility criteria, logistics, site selection and more.

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact Les Currie, Acting Coordinator St Ives Precinct, on 9424 0354 or Rachael Thomson, Event Officer on 9424 0355 or email stivesevents@kmc.nsw.gov.au