Sculpture at Hillview is a biennial event showcasing beautiful artwork, and in 2018 will feature around 120 outdoor and indoor sculptures. Drawing upon talent from the local and wider community, the exhibition will allow visitors from the district and beyond to explore and interact with the creative arts surrounded by Hillview's magnificent setting. Sculpture at Hillview will take art from the walled gallery into the open air and beyond, allowing it to be seen in new light, and playfully contrasting the natural surroundings. During and after the event, artwork will be available for purchase, thereby supporting the talented artists in their magnificent craft. Sculpture at Hillview is deeply rooted in the Southern Highlands community, and is a chance for the district as a whole to strengthen their love for art and attract new visitors from surrounding and distant regions.
Sculpture at Hillview is a stimulating and considered exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the iconic grounds of historic Hillview. Superbly located at Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Hillview is steeped in history and was the former Vice Regal summer retreat of NSW Governors from the 1880s to the 1950s. The Festival transforms the property into a brilliantly curated space where local, national and international artists display their finest creations amongst the natural elements of this heritage listed property.
Sculpture at Hillview 2016
Sculpture at Hillview 2016 was a resounding success, showcasing over 168 pieces from renowned artists. Over 4,000 visitors attended, and the exhibition as a whole struck a chord with the local community. The 2016 iteration placed Sculpture at Hillview on the map nation wide, and created an incredible precedent for future rural sculptural exhibits.
2016 exhibiting artists included:
Carol Lehrer Crawford
Peter Menage Smith
Sculpture at Hillview 2014
Sculpture at Hillview 2014 attracted a fabulous range of emerging and established artists which showcased 107 pieces and brought around 2000+ visitors to the region with rave reviews in many local and national publications.
2014 exhibiting artists included:
Celeste Coucke and Helen Draper
Sculpture on High 2012
The inaugural 2012 exhibition, Sculpture on High, successfully showcased some 50 artworks and was well supported by artists and the local and wider community.
2012 exhibiting artists included: