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Sculpture in the Valley 2019


3 - 5 May 2019, Cedar Grove, 189 Jarretts Lane, Kangaroo Valley NSW



Sculpture in the Valley Prize Winners


Outdoor Sculpture Prize $15,000

winner Michael Purdy ‘Dancing Branches

Outdoor Sculpture People’s Choice Prize $3,000

winner Thomas Westra “ Feeling Free

Indoor Sculpture  Prize $5,000

winner Bree Cribbins “Soul

Indoor Sculpture People’s Prize $2,000

winner Ulan Murray and Rachel Burns “Grand Umbra


Congratulations to all exhibiting sculptors for exhibiting their work in Sculpture in the Valley 2019.

Sculpture in the Valley presents an exhibition of inspiring sculptural works of art set in the grounds of Ceder Grove, 189 Jarretts Lane, a beautiful private house in Kangaroo Valley.  Cedar Grove offers both an intimate rural setting and expansive valley views for the outdoor sculpture and a professional exhibition space for the indoor exhibition.

Exhibits are submitted by artists from all over New South Wales as well as many talented local artists. Each exhibit is set to best advantage amongst the trees and grounds of this stunning local property. Visitors can nominate their favourite for a chance to win the People's Choice Award. The exhibition is gaining in popularity with numbers of visitors growing steadily. with each exhibition. 

Total prize money has been increased to $30,000

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 Michael Purdy, Outdoor Winner;  Jennifer Turpin, Judge;  Akky van Ogtrop, Judge; 
Colleen Fry, Director and Curator SITV;  Bree Cribbin, Indoor Winner  

Sonia Payes, David Ball and Michael Purd

Michael Le Grand, Sonia Payes, David Ball and Michael Purdy

Sculpture in the Valley 2019 Judges ​

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Jennifer Turpin


Jennifer Turpin is Co-founder and Director of StudioTCS which evolved from the award winning art practice of Turpin and Crawford Studio. A leading public art sculptor, Jennifer’s large scale public, community and environmental art work of considerable scale and beauty, focus on major urban and regional renewal projects.  


Recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a Churchill Fellowship 2016, American Architecture Prize, Landscape Architecture 2016 and commissions from governments, public authorities, councils, in particular City of Sydney and corporations within Australia and overseas.


Jennifer was a judge at the Sculpture in the Valley 2017 exhibition and it is wonderful that she has agreed to share her considerable knowledge again at Sculpture in the Valley 2019 exhibition.

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Akky van Ogtrop


Akky van Ogtrop works as an independent curator with art museums, galleries and contemporary art spaces, presenting exhibitions by Australian and international artists. As director and manager of major arts events, Akky van Ogtrop has worked for national and international arts organisations including the Biennale of Sydney, ARTiculate Campaign, the World Out West and she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sydney Art on Paper Fair and is the appointed Curator of Paper Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. 

Akky is presently serving on various boards, including: President of the Print Council of Australia, President of Sydney Chamber Music Festival, President of Walter Burley Griffin Society and Board member of Dutch Link Inc.  A Foundation member of the Art Gallery of NSW, Akky is also an Approved Valuer Australia Government’s Cultural Gift Program.

Photographic Competition


Sculpture in the Valley also runs a photographic competition which inspires some high quality entries for its prize.

For full details and entry form please click here:  Photographic Competition

Photographic Competition Total Prize Money $1,000

Photographic Competition First Prize $500

Second Prize $300

Third Prize $200


Sculpture in the Valley 2017:

  - 170 sculptures were selected and exhibited.

  - Strong sculpture sales, 40% of sculptures were sold.

  - Open to emerging and experienced artists alike.

Previous sculptors included: David Ball, Stephen Harrison, Patricia Lawrence, Vikki Holik Blazley, Christopher Hodges, Michael Purdy, Ingrid Morley, Ulan Murray, Ella Szpindler.


Sculpture in the Valley 2019 Curatorial policy:  Sculpture in the Valley is inclusive of all modes of sculpture.


Key Dates:

April 20, 2019            Delivery of works commence

May 3, 2019               Sculpture Exhibition open to the public 10am - 4pm

May 4, 2019               Official Opening and announcement of winners

May 5, 2019               Exhibition open 10am-4pm

May 5, 2019               Sculptors to remove unsold works 4pm-5pm

May 6 & 7, 2019        Sculptors to remove unsold works 10am - 4pm

Below is a gallery of sculptures from previous exhibitions.  

Orb by David Ball photo by J Griffiths
Andrew, Jack and Tzigane Play Up Photo by Gillian Rhys
ID_IBell_Whale Tail
Fine Balance Photo by Colin Talbot
OD_TWestra_Symbol Of Life
OD_SIngram_Crazy Flower
OD_PLawrence_Looking Ahead
OD_AMortiss_People Are Like Stained Glass Windows
Tzigane by Ella Szpindier photo by J Griffiths
OD_RTikerpae_Pegasus 2
OD_SAnderson_Wild One
ID_TBucich_Transcend I
OD_IBell_Whale Tree
OD_HMcGeochSLarwill_A Moment Of Time
OD_UMurray_Antiqua Torquent
OD_DRognvaldsdottir_The Reef
ID_PDrewett-Smith_Colour Riot, Muse
Couple and dog and pitchfork_3781
OD_PCooke_Lily Pads
OD_SLarwill_Lot 50 Over To You
OD_SIngram_Crazy Flower
ID_VHolik-Blazley_Bella (1of6)
Ulan Murray's work and David Ball's Slice in the background
OD_BCrawford_Dinosaur Egg & Nest
ID_PLawrence_Torso Turning
Crescent moon armour man_6976 PS
Three candles
Andrew, Jack and Tzigane Play Up Photo by Gillian Rhys
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