On behalf of the NSW Government, welcome to the second Sculpture on the Farm exhibition in Dungog, NSW.
The NSW Government is again proud to support this exhibition at the picturesque farm, ‘Fosterton’, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
This unique tourism concept for the Dungog region attracted over 2,200 visitors in 2018 and has been a major contributor to increasing the number of visitors to this region, not only during the exhibition but also throughout the year. Tourism is essential to the economies of regional NSW and this event has already added a significant cultural element to the overall experience of touring the Dungog region.
Following the 2018 exhibition, a large sculpture by a Newcastle sculptor, Braddon Snape, was donated by Sculpture on the Farm Inc for public display in Dungog. This sculpture, ‘Nothin’ but Sky’, looks towards the Barringtons across the surreal rural landscape of Dungog.
This year, sculptors from all over Australia have contributed works to this exciting event, hoping to be the recipient of this year’s Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize, which will extend the benefits and enjoyment of Sculpture on the Farm to the whole Dungog Shire, beyond the four days of the exhibition.
I’d like to thank all the volunteers and committee members involved in the staging of this wonderful event, and to all the sculptors, thank you for your creativity and I wish you all great success.