Sculpture on the Farm is back

Art fans are once again looking forward to experiencing an excitingly diverse portfolio
of works in the idyllic rural setting of ‘Fosterton’, just outside of Dungog.

After COVID forced the 2021 event to go online-only, this year’s Sculpture on the Farm exhibition promises to be the best one yet. Held over the long October weekend, works from five Australian states as well as the Northern Territory will be on display, a total of over 150 sculptures from more than 60 artists.

There will be pieces from high profile creatives like Nigel Dobson, Sarrita and Tarisse King, Hugh McLachlan, Louise Pratt, the late Inge King, Nicholas Uhlman and Novocastrian Peter Tilley.
Sculptures by local artists Will Maguire and Susan Hodgins will be on show, as well as artworks by Nicole O’Regan, James Parrett and Sally Richardson.

Works by eminent aboriginal sculptor and print maker Badger Bates, featured in the 2022 Sydney Biennale, will be on display in Fosterton’s tractor shed.

Start your own collection

With all artworks available for sale, including a larger number of smaller works, visitors might be more tempted than ever to take home a favourite piece for their living room or garden.

As part of the program, the Artist Blacksmith’s Association NSW will be demonstrating the forging process and assembly of their ‘Needle Stack’ collaborative sculpture. Association members will be forging Nails of Peace in support of Ukrainian refugees.

Visitors can support their fundraising efforts by donating $100, and will receive a unique peace dove stamped nail and a certificate recognising their contribution.

Listen to sculptors and artists talk about their works during the Sculpture Rambles on Saturday and Sunday (11am and 2pm) and grab a housemade scone or a slice of cake at the Dungog Trading Post’s pop-up café.

Don’t forget to seek out the six sculptures that have been donated by Sculpture on the Farm for public display in the township as well as at Dungog Common Reserve.

Gala opening: 29 September.
Exhibition runs from 30 September – 2 October 2023.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm and Monday 9am – 12pm.

Free busses will run from Dungog to ‘Fosterton’ on Saturday and Sunday.
Free parking on the ‘Fosterton’ paddocks.

Sculpture fans can whet their appetite with the online catalogue, live from mid September.
Sales commence following the gala opening.

Purchases can be made on site or online through 31 October.
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