For the very first time, the Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival (otherwise known as Sculpture in the Vineyards) will take place online!
The virtual exhibition will open today, 1 September 2021, and run until the end of the month.
The competition is the longest-running regional outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, and has traditionally been one that features many members of our community – students, teachers and Board members alike. This year is no exception, with works by TBSSS teachers Carol Crawford, Wendy Black, Ingrid Morley, Karen Alexander, and Monika Scarrabelotti, and TBSSS students Elena Murgia (work pictured below), Mauro Badii and Alessandro Tosetto (work pictured below), on display.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, the exhibition is once again being curated by TBSSS’s very own Wendy Black!
The exhibition will feature abstract, figurative, representational and hyper-realistic works using a wide variety of materials such as steel, wood, stone, bronze, fibreglass and woven fibres. Wendy has said she believes that the range of pieces on display will be better than ever, and that there are a number of exciting exhibitors including well-established figures on the sculpture scene, previous prizewinners and some interesting new and emerging artists.
Don’t forget to take a look from the comfort (and safety) of your home. Stay safe!
above left: Alessandro Tosetto, COURAGE (Carrara marble)
above right: Elena Murgia, The weight of dreams (Carrara marble, iron, air and sandstone)
top image: Stephen King, Tongue and Groove (2020 Festival Winner)