10 Great Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions to See in and around Sydney

Never before has there been a better time to go and see outdoor sculptures in NSW.

Here are 10 of the best.

  1. HIDDEN Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk – Aug 26 to 24 Sept 2017 – website
    HIDDEN was established to enable the local community to explore Rookwood Cemetery. Rookwood is the oldest, largest and most multicultural cemetery in Australia, and HIDDEN invites the public to experience the historic and cultural significance of this iconic site.
    Each year, the exhibition invites artists to respond to the themes surrounding the Rookwood site, including history, culture, remembrance and love.
  2. Sculptures at Killalea – Shellharbour – Sept 29 to 8 Oct 2017 – website
    10 day exhibition featuring over 60 sculptures in the beautiful coastal grounds of the Killalea State Park.
  3. Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi – Oct 19 to 5 Nov 2017 – website
    Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk. See the coastal walk transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.The largest free to the public sculpture exhibition in the world.
  4. Sculpture in the Vineyards – Hunter Valley – Oct 28 to 3 Dec 2017 – website
    A month long festival of art and culture held across three boutique vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and at selected locations in the historic Wollombi Village.
    Visitors to Sculpture in the Vineyards can enjoy the latest in contemporary outdoor sculpture by talented Australian artists and wander through the picturesque landscape of the Wollombi Valley.
  5. HarbourSculpture – Sydney – March 2018 (tbc) – website
    Featuring more than 100 sculptures. Artists aim to present, support and encourage contemporary Australian sculpture that reflects the history and place of sculpture in Australia. Outdoor exhibits can be viewed at beautiful Clarkes Point Reserve, Woolwich, and indoor sculptures will be easily accessible, inside the Hunters Hill Sailing Club. Come and engage with the community in this visual experience of sculptural works against their beautiful harbour location.
  6. Sculpture at Scenic World – Katoomba – April 2 to 13 April 2018website
    Sculpture at Scenic World 2018 celebrates its seventh exhibition transforming the natural Jurassic rainforest with world-class sculptures.
    An independent panel will select over 30 highly accomplished artworks across all sculptural and installation mediums, by local, interstate and international artists.
  7. Sculpture in the Valley – Kangaroo Valley – May 2018 (tbc) – website
    Part of the Kangaroo Arts Festival showcasing local artists.
  8. Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition – Campbelltown – May 4 to 3 June 2018 – website
    This exhibition aims to establish closer links between the University and artists, and engage with the community by providing a valuable educational and cultural resource, as well as enhancing the campus environment for teaching and learning. The Western Sydney University Sculpture Award showcases major works by significant Australian artists, who have created sculptures especially for the University’s Campbelltown Campus.
  9. Vivid Sydney Light, Music & Ideas Festival – Sydney – May 25 to 16 June 2018 – website
    The worlds largest festival of light attracted over 2 million visitors in 2017 and showcases a number of attractions including light sculptures, music and interactive art.
  10. Sculpture at Barrangaroo – Sydney – August 2018 (tbc) – website
    The visually stunning, free-to-the-public outdoor exhibition will surprise and delight Sydneysiders and visitors as they explore the greenspace at the spectacular Harbour foreshore park.


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