Travel Feature | Sculpture on the Farm Dungog

Sculpture on the Farm is held every two years at Fosterton in Dungog and features a fantastic outdoor exhibition of talented Australian creators. 100 sculptures will be on display in the gardens, paddocks and galleries of Fosterton, a rural cattle property just outside the village October long weekend 2021. The sculptures are the work of more than 50 artists from Tasmania to Queensland, and all are available to purchase.

Nothin’ but Sky by Braddon Snape - winner of the 2018 Acquisitive Prize

This unique tourism concept for the Dungog region attracts over 2,000 visitors. Managed by volunteers, producing an event like this is no easy task! I recently took a trip out to Dungog and met up with Philippa and John Graham who generously offer their property for the exhibition, and both work tirelessly, along with other volunteers, to produce the event.

John and Philippa Graham with Hugh McLachlan, winner of the RUPIO Prize

Despite the amount of visitors, there is plenty of parking, refreshments and opportunities to purchase the sculptures. A free bus operates from the Dungog Community Centre to Fosterton. The event kicks off with the ticketed Preview and Gala Opening Ceremony on Friday night. This is the opportunity to wander through the luscious gardens, galleries and paddocks with a glass of bubbly as you soak up the spectacular views. Sculpture on the Farm brings country life and an artistic exhibition together to form an unforgettable experience.

Carolyn Rendle - Scents of Self Winner of the Indoor prize

Sculpture on the Farm held its inaugural exhibition in 2018, another exhibition in 2019, and is planning its third exhibition for the October long weekend in 2021.

Sam Anderson with donors of the People’s Choice Award

As a not-for-profit organisation, Sculpture on the Farm is committed to forming a lasting contribution to the Dungog community. Following each exhibition, Sculpture on the Farm donates sculpture for public display to Dungog for the enjoyment of the community and visitors to the region.

Narcissus Reflecting - Hugh McLachlan - winner of the RUPIO Prize for Metallurgical excellence

Visit the charming village of Dungog over the October Long Weekend for for the exhibition.

Greg Salter with Sticky Fleece- winner of the Children’s Choice award

Visitors can vote for their favourite sculpture and the winners of the Sculpture on the Farm People’s Choice Award and the Children’s Choice Award will be announced on the Monday of the long weekend.

Theatre of the Shadow by Sculptor Peter Tilley - Winner of the 2019 Acquisitive Prize donated to Dungog Shire Council by Sculpture on the Farm

All subject to COVID considerations

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