Back on the Farm in 2023

Sculpture on the Farm Dungog is back on the farm on the October long weekend at 'Fosterton'.

This year we will welcome 81 sculptors from every state and territory in Australia except WA to showcase 155 works in the rural environment close to the scenic town of Dungog, NSW.

The Sculpture on the Farm team of volunteers values the support and engagement of its sculptors and in 2023 will provide financial support towards the transport costs for sculptors who are finalists in the exhibition and travel to "Fosterton" with their work.

Key Dates

Preview and Gala Opening

Friday 29 September

Exhibition Open

Saturday 30 September 10am - 4pm - $5 entry - children free
Sunday 1 October - 10am - 4pm - $5 entry - children free
Monday 2 October 9am -12 noon - FREE

Bump in

Friday 29 September 7am - 12 noon
Or by prior arrangement

Bump out and Collection of purchased works

Monday 2 October 12.30pm - 3pm
Or by prior arrangement

In 2023 there will be up to $70,000 in Prizes

3 Acquisitive Awards selected by Panels

Works by the Acquisitive Prize Winners will be donated to:
Dungog Common Recreation Reserve - value up to $20,000
Gresford District Community Group - value up to $20,000
Dungog Shire Council - value up to $15,000

Prizes by popular vote

$500 People’s Choice Prize for Outdoor Work
$500 People’s Choice Prize for Indoor Work

Prizes selected by judges

$5,000 RUPIO Prize for Excellence in a Metallurgical Work
$2,000 Prize for Excellence in a Timber Work
$2,000 Prize for Excellence in a Stone Work
$2,000 Prize for Innovation Excellence
$2,000 Prize for an Indoor Work of Excellence
$500 Prize for Dungog Shire Artist Prize

2023 Judges

Gerry Bobsien

Dr Gerry Bobsien

Dr Gerry Bobsien is Director, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. She has worked across leadership and curatorial roles at the National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery, and the Lock-Up and has provided public art curatorial services for several organisations.

Geoffrey Edwards is a curatorial consultant, lecturer and writer. Formerly, he was Director of the Geelong Art Gallery, one of Victoria’s oldest and largest regional galleries, and prior to that role he was Senior Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Victoria. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the national advisory panel for Sydney-based Sculpture by the Sea and is adviser to the Melbourne philanthropists John and Pauline Gandel in respect of their celebrated Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Geoffrey Edwards

Geoffrey Edwards

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