Friday, 4 October – Monday, 7 October

Sculpture on the Farm was a highly successful addition to the Dungog Festival program in 2018 and brought thousands of arts lovers to ‘Fosterton’, home to Philippa and John Graham. Paddocks freshly mown will yet again become home for the monumental works, the picturesque, smaller outdoor works will be presented in the heavenly scented gardens , and the large Main House Gallery shows off the indoor works to their best.

“I felt a need to contribute to the Dungog community by building something that would enrich the lives of those who visit our picturesque, eclectic, rural town,” says Philippa, Chair of Sculpture on the Farm. ”Dungog is already a vibrant arts hub and we hope to further build upon that. We are providing opportunities for sculptors to display their work in a professional rural environment and we hope to continue to donate sculptures for public display in the Dungog region,” she adds.

Last year’s inaugural event was a spectacular success and the quality of exhibits is expected to be even higher this year. “There really was no briefing for participating artists other than to respond to their own passions. I am particularly excited that we have been able to attract several eminent Australian artists including Inge King, Peter Tilley, Geoffrey Ricardo and Jimmy Rix,” Philippa says. There will be around 100 sculptures from artists across NSW, Tasmania, Victoria and the ACT, with a good representation of works from the Hunter Valley and Newcastle.

All sculptures will be for sale, with monies raised going towards the acquisition of sculpture for the towns of the Dungog region Sculpture on the Farm exhibition will be launched at ‘Fosterton’ with a Gala Opening Cocktail Party (Tickets $65 Come and enjoy cocktails with the cows and an advanced viewing of the exhibition.

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