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CALL FOR ENTRIES - Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2018

Submissions are now open for the Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2018. This outdoor exhibition will be held in Wollongong Botanic Garden from 7 April - 20 May 2018, and provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a beautiful and unique setting. 

Wollongong City Council is particularly interested in exhibiting sculptures that celebrate and respond to the theme of 'place'.

Artists can choose to approach the theme in a representational, symbolic or abstract way.

Those who'd like to familiarise themselves with the Botanic Garden may wish to refer to the Wollongong Botanic Garden Plan of Management, or obtain a copy of the book 'Wollongong Botanic Garden - A story of beauty and diversity' by Leighton, available from the Botanic Garden Administration Office.

Key information

  • An entry fee of $45 per application applies (non-refundable)
  • An artist subsidy of $1000 will be paid to selected artists
  • Up to 23 artists will be selected
  • There are a variety of unique sites available within the Botanic Garden
  • An Acquisitive Prize of $30,000 will be paid to the wininng artist
  • A non-acquisitive People's Choice Prize of $3,000 will also be awarded
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5pm, Tuesday 12 September 2017.

For more information visit


Monday 31 July, 2017
Tuesday 12 September, 2017
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Venue Address
Murphys Ave, Keiraville

New South Wales, Wollongong

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