ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION and month long festival of art and culture
Saturday 28th October – Sunday 3th December, 2017
Held across four boutique vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and at selected locations in the historic Wollombi Village, visitors to Sculpture in the Vineyards can enjoy the latest in contemporary outdoor sculpture by talented Australian artists and wander through the picturesque landscape of the Wollombi Valley. Through this large outdoor exhibition we are committed to positioning new and existing works in a new context, highlighting the longevity and universal draw of the artworks intentions. We support artists through the process of creating site-responsive works so that their work will have a unique interaction with the splendour of the vineyards context.
We aim to give the artistic community an arena of discourse by drawing new audiences to their practices; to support the sales and new commissions of their work. During the festival our visitors can enhance their exhibition experience through guided tours, artist talks, artist-led workshops and degustation tours.
Sculpture in the Vineyards will be announcing its 2017 exhibitors here: WATCH THIS SPACE!
Sculpture in the Vineyards in partnership with Wollombi Arts Council’s Old Fire Shed Gallery
Exhibiting artists will be invited to showcase their domestic scale works at this indoor exhibition – Saturday 4th November – Sunday 26th November 2017
Under the umbrella of Sculpture in the Vineyards in 2016, we were delighted to present Ereignis, curated by Lizzy Marshall in partnership with Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. 2017 parnership exhibition – TBA
As sculpture is the fastest expanding medium encompassing installation, video, projection, performance, social sculptures, and the conceptual whilst still embracing the traditional mediums, it seems ripe to challenge our expectations and preconceived assumptions of what sculpture is today. This exhibition will showcase the traditional alongside expanded practices under the sculptural pretext of ereignis.
Ereignis is a German term that has no fixed definition and has inspired many 20th century philosophical lines of enquiry. Heideggerian texts relate the term to our “concern with being” as Heidegger uses concern and ereignis interchangeably; more recent interpretations cite the term in connection with things that arise and appear, that is, they are arising 'into their own'.
This exhibition takes inspiration from the American philosopher, Hubert Dreyfus’ interpretation of the term as "things coming into themselves by belonging together." Through this lens, we are broadening our understanding of the expanding field of sculptural practices within the post-medium age. Selected artists will converge in this exhibition challenging our perceptions of the expected and unexpected.
Sculpture in the Vineyards is proud to announce our 2016 exhibitors:
Linda Agresti Hogue, Kealey Bacic, Gabrielle Bates & David Hashimoto, Libby Bloxham, Kassandra Bossell, Sarah Box, Mandy Burgess & Ro Murray, Rhonda Castle, Bev Chalmers, Fiona Davies, Emma Devine & Judy Paddison & Julianne Smallwood, Helen Dunkerly & Linda Swinfield, Billy Gruner, Doug Heslop, Selina Hitches, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Akira Kamada, Leesa Knights, Emilia Krumm, Karen Manning, Kelly Milton, Ludwig Mlcek, Alison Mortiss, Rodney Nash, Darragh O'Callaghan, Sean O'Keeffe, Simon Pankhurst, Graeme Pattison, Al Phemister, Mandy Pryse-Jones & Simon Savage, Hannah Quinlivan, Deborah Redwood, Polly Rickard, Nathan Sawczak, Stef Schelbert, Linda Scott, Ebony Secombe, Tracy Smith, Dave Sudmalis, Greer Taylor, Sharon Taylor, Henryk Topolnicki, Tuppence (Penny Polkinghorne & Penny Philpott), Jacek Wankowski, Bridget Whitehead, Dean Winter, 5 Strings Collaborative