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Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award

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Sculpture in the Garden is a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition held in Wollongong Botanic Garden​. The exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a beautiful and unique botanical garden setting. The inaugural exhibition and $30,000 acquisitive award commenced in 2016 and featured local, national and international artists. Finalists also vie for the Gardener’s Choice and People’s Choice Award.

The winner of the Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award has their work permanently installed in the Wollongong Botanic Garden. 

Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award

2016 - Louis Pratt - King Coal
2018 – Michael Purdy – Steel City

People’s Choice Award

2016 – Andreas Buisman – Coal
2018 – Mike Tikkeros - Windy Willow

Gardener’s Choice

2016 – Andreas Buisman - Coal
2018 – Libby Bloxham – Treasured Illawarra Resident


Applications for Sculpture in the Garden 2020, will be available here when open. To be advised when the applications open please email culturalservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

For more information call (02) 4227 7111 or email culturalservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

  Louis Pratt's King Coal sculpture 
    Louis Pratt's King Coal ​​Michael Purdy's Steel City (detail)                        



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