Sculpture in the Valley


Name of Competition: Sculpture in the Valley

Closing Date: 10/7/2021

Art Competition Details
Sculpture in the Valley returns in 2021

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in a
major regional sculpture exhibition with total prize money of $37,000.

Sculpture in the Valley presents a biennial exhibition of inspiring sculptural works set in the beautiful escarpment surrounds of Kangaroo Valley. The exhibition offers an intimate rural setting and expansive valley views for outdoor sculpture and a professional exhibition space for indoor sculpture works. In 2021 the exhibition will be held at the beautiful property Graystone Grange, Kangaroo Valley Road, Bellawongarah. The exhibition will run over two weekends, with the exhibition dates being Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th September & Friday 1st – Monday 4th October.

In 2021 the total prize money for the exhibition has increased to $37,000 with the 1st Prize Sculpture prize being $20,000. Applications are now open and close on July 10th.

Graystone Grange site offers both an intimate rural setting and expansive Kangaroo Valley views for the outdoor sculpture. Sculpture in the Valley 2021 will also present an indoor exhibition of small indoor works.

Returning as Director of Sculpture in the Valley 2021 is Colleen Fry. This year the exhibition welcomes renowned artist David Ball as the exhibition curator. Judges for the prizes will be leading public art sculptor Jennifer Turpin and one of Australia’s best-known critics and Sydney Morning Herald columnist John McDonald.

Sculpture in the Valley is part of the not-for-profit organisation Arts in the Valley also known as the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival. For more information visit

Prize Money:
Outdoor Sculpture Prize $20,000. Indoor Sculpture Prize $10,000.
Outdoor People’s Choice $3,000. Indoor People’s Choice $2,000.
Highly Commended $2,000.

How to Enter: Click this link and complete the application form on our website:

Entries close: on Saturday 10th July 5 pm


Key information:
Sculpture in the Valley 2019:
177 sculptors were selected and exhibited.
30% of works sold, with 87 artists achieving sales of over $185,000 of their works.
Previous sculptors included: Michael Purdy, David Ball, Stephen Harrison, Patricia Lawrence, Vikki Holik-Blazley, Christopher Hodges, Sonia Payes, Susie Bleach, Andrew Townsend, Deborah Redwood, Ulan Murray

Sculpture in the Valley 2021 Curatorial policy:
Sculpture in the Valley is inclusive of all modes of sculpture.

Key Dates:
April 23rd – Entries Open
May 15th- Sculptors welcome to visit site. Director & Curator present 12-4 PM
July 10th – Entries Close
July 30th – Notification of work(s) selected for exhibition
September 17th- Delivery of works commence
September 25th – 26th – Exhibition 10 am – 4 pm
September 26th – Exhibition 10 am – 4 pm
October 1st – 4th – Exhibition 10 am – 4 pm

Conditions of entry are available at:

Who may enter? Australia Only
Website with Art Competition details:


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