The annual Sculpture in the Gaol returns again for its eighth year in the beautiful Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks. The historic Gaol will once again be transformed into a fascinating sculpture park for the 27 days of the event. Continuing on from the gaol, visitors of all ages can enjoy tracking down the “Escapee Trail” which will feature artworks as well as sculptures placed in local businesses.
“It’s great to see such a variety and ever-changing styles of artworks being entered every year. This event is a great asset to the town over our quieter period,” said Troy de Luca, president of South West Rocks Chamber of Commerce.
This year the Chamber is partnering with the Macleay Area of the National Parks & Wildlife Service to further grown this artistic event in our town.
The opening gala day is from 11am-2pm on Sunday, August 7. It will be a gold coin entry into the gaol to experience the many amazing sculptures, live music by Craig Stewart, delicious food and beverage stalls, kid’s entertainment, jumping castle, demonstrations, talks on the history of trial bay by author P J Buyer and market stalls.
“This year’s prizes were all sponsored by local businesses of the South West Rocks Chamber of Commerce worth over $3,000”.
This year’s sculpture winners will be chosen by popular vote by the viewers and announced at the closing of the exhibition at 1pm on Saturday, September 3.
- 1ST PRIZE: $2,000
- 2ND PRIZE: 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION @ Smoky Cape Lighthouse
- ESCAPEE TRAIL: $250
- $250 Winning High School
- $50 Highly commended high school
- $50 winning individual high school
- $250 Winning primary School
- $50 Highly commended primary school
- $50 winning individual primary school
The deadline for school entries has been extended to Friday, July 22 5pm.
See website for entry forms and more details: southwest rocks.org.au