Updated: Feb 4
Just a few kilometres out of Mudgee you will find Rosby. It is a true hidden gem amongst all of the wonderful places to visit whilst you are in Mudgee.
Kay and Gerry first moved in to Rosby in 1983 and have since created something very special. Gerry began planting grape vines on a sloping block and his first cabernet buds burst in 1996. He made the cellar door out of mud bricks and now has a range of premium wines. Shiraz, Cab Sav, Rose, Chardonnay and Moscato are on offer to taste and purchase.
Kay holds a fine arts degree and has opened a private print and sculpture studio in the garden. They regularly have workshops for the budding artist with tutors which are hand picked, highly experienced and accomplished artists. Kay also wanted to create a platform for the exhibition and sale of sculptors works and hence Sculptures in the Garden was born, which has now become a hallmark event on the Central West's artistic calendar.
With the format being updated this year to comply with COVDSafe guidelines, the opening event will still be held on the weekend of the Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October with the exhibition then being extended for the following two weeks, closing on the 25th October to ensure the number of visitors on site at any one time meets the public health requirements.
This year’s event will also be ticketed with tickets available for purchase online at www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au. Tickets need to be purchased online before entry to the event.The Sculptures in the Garden outdoor exhibition provides artists an opportunity to exhibit their works and showcase them alongside local, regional, metropolitan and interstate artists, while also being in the running for a number of the acquisition and non-acquisition prizes.
The exhibition will again this year have a dedicated SIG for Kids! section with the theme this year being, ‘Time to party’ something that couldn’t be more relevant after the drought, fires and now COVID-19 that has affected those across Australia.
Sculptures in the Garden will also again be raising funds through gate entry fees and the catering at the event for the NSW/ACT branch of Guide Dogs Australia, a partnership that has raised $160,000 over the past 10 years.
With a lot of exhibiting artists hailing from Victoria, their work will be couriered to Mudgee so that they will be able to partake in this year’s event, even if the artists themselves won’t be able to be there.
Sculptures in the Garden is thrilled to be able to support artists from across Australia who continue to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
The event format for 2020 is changing and will now run over 2 weeks:
- Opening weekend: 10th-11th October 9.00am-4.30pm
- Exhibition extended: 12th - 25th October 10am-4pm
All artworks at this year’s event are for sale with prices ranging from $300 to $30,000
2020 is the 10th anniversary year of Sculptures in the Garden
This year will be a ticketed event with tickets available to buy online before entry