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Wollongong City Council

Sculpture in the Garden

Every two years we hold the $30,000 Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award at Wollongong Botanic Garden.

Sculptures and installations are displayed throughout the garden. The winning work becomes a permanent part of our city’s public art collection.

Great prizes are also on offer with the Gardener’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards.

The Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award is open to local, national and international artists. Applications have now closed for the 2020 Sculpture in the Garden.

You can see the awarded works from previous years below.

If you’d like more information about Sculpture in the Garden, email us or call (02) 4227 7111.

Michael Purdy's sculpture 'Steel City' featuring five columns of various heights made from metal, stone and wood

Winner: Michael Purdy ‘Steel City’

Sculpture by Mike Tikkeros in the shape of a weeping willow tree made from rusted metal parts

People’s Choice Award: Mike Tikkeros ‘Windy Willow’

Detail of Libby Bloxham's sculpture with a praying mantis made from found metal on grass, with group of school children out of focus in the background

Gardener’s Choice Award: Libby Bloxham ‘Treasured Illawarra Resident’.

Louis Pratt's sculpture 'King Coal' featuring the head and torso of a man wearing a cap backwards with his arms crossed

Winner: Louis Pratt ‘King Coal’ (pictured)

detail of Andreas Buisman's sculpture showing three large rocks with coal cross-sections

People’s Choice Award and Gardener's Choice Award': Andreas Buisman ‘Coal’