6 February - 14 March 2021
Every two years we hold the $30,000 Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award at Wollongong Botanic Garden.
The 2020 Sculpture in the Garden was postponed due to COVID-19, and has now relaunched with the same artists.
Sculptures and installations are displayed throughout the Garden daily during opening hours. The winning work becomes a permanent part of our city’s public art collection.
Sculpture in the Garden (also known as the Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award) is open to local, national and international artists.
Download a catalogue below to find out more about this year's exhibition.
- Sculpture in the Garden 2021 catalogue PDF, 2964.11 KB
- Sculpture in the Garden 2021 Kids Guide PDF, 46153.69 KB
If you’d like more information about Sculpture in the Garden, email us or call (02) 4227 7111.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Sculpture in the Garden Acquisitive Prize, Curious Dream of an Architect by Fatih Semiz (#14) (show at top of page - photo by Tad Souden).
Three works were also highly commended:
- Splash by John Fitzmaurice (#16)
- Evolve by Laura Nolan (#9)
- My Greatest Lament by Mark Cuthbertson (#3)
People's Choice Award
Vote for your favourite sculpture for a chance to win a $200 voucher! Read the competition Terms and Conditions then use the button below to enter.
Voting is open until 5pm, Sunday 7 March 2021.
Sculpture in the Garden Events
Awarded works from previous years
Winner: Michael Purdy ‘Steel City’
People’s Choice Award: Mike Tikkeros ‘Windy Willow’
Gardener’s Choice Award: Libby Bloxham ‘Treasured Illawarra Resident’.
Winner: Louis Pratt ‘King Coal’ (pictured)
People’s Choice Award and Gardener's Choice Award': Andreas Buisman ‘Coal’