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We want you to create with us / $20,000 Sculpture at Scenic World - Last Days

Sculpture at Scenic World 2018 celebrates its 7th exhibition and is now inviting submissions for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition offering the $20,000 Scenic World Major Award.

The exhibition continues to delight audiences and in 2018 will offer new incentives for exhibiting artists. Refreshed guidelines designed to increase professional opportunities and support for artists are now available online.

The new submission guidelines include:
• The exhibition continues to be held for 30 days from 13th April to 13th May 2018;
• an increase in fees for participating artists to $1000 per artist;
• successful artists will have the opportunity to produce small scale works for Sculpture Otherwise which will be exhibited at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; and
• the $20,000 Scenic World Major Prize will remain non-acquisitive.

Sculpture at Scenic World is delighted to welcome Dr. Lee-Anne Hall, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest Director; Adam Porter, Curator at Campbelltown Art Centre and Blue Mountains based artist and academic Anne Graham, who will all review the submissions for the 7th Annual, 2018 exhibition, which will be held from 13th April to 13th May 2018. Sculpture at Scenic World Curator and Exhibition Manager, Justin Morrissey, is excited to see the results of the final selection in the coming week, and to work with our friends in Western Sydney’s major Cultural arts institutions. ”Sculpture at Scenic World has been developed and stewarded by some very important figures in contemporary sculpture and installation. This is Western Sydney’s biggest celebration of art, held in a spectacular location, where artists receive incredible support to achieve their ambitious ideas”.     

All the artists will vie for the $20,000 Scenic World Major Award, and in addition the $5,000 Artist Peer Award, the newly created $3,000 Environmental Prize, $2,000 Staff Choice Award, $1000 Carrington Hotel People’s Choice prize and the $1000 Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition Opportunity.

This year all selected artists will receive a $1000 payment to assist them with production and transport costs and as recognition for their efforts in creating a unique and engaging piece of art. Justin says that “Sculpture at Scenic World is ahead of the curve when it comes to recognising and rewarding artists for the work they do and the impact they have in creating healthy communities.

Exhibiting artists will also present small scale works for Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Submissions close on Monday the 20th November 2017.

For more information visit


Monday 14 November, 2016
Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Sculpture at Scenic World
Venue Address
1 Violet St, katoomba

National, Katoomba

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