Sculpture Bermagui

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2023 Exhibition

The coming exhibition will be held from Saturday March 11th until Sunday March 19th 2023.

Add the dates to your calendar.

Strong sales of the exhibits in 2022 have ensured the event founded by Bermagui locals, including Australian architect Philip Cox and writer Janet Hawley, is set for an exciting show next year with more than $30,000 prize money. The main prize has been significantly boosted to $15,000 for a single sculpture.

Sculpture Bermagui curator, Pauline Balos, said the aim of the increased prize money was to continue to encourage entries from high-end sculptors.

More than 6,000 people visited Sculpture Bermagui in 2022.

As well as the increased prize money for 2023, the Sculpture Bermagui organising committee has begun a revamp of the award judging criteria and judging panel, aiming for continuous improvement.

Wendy Teakel (left) has agreed to take on the role of judge of the major prize. Wendy is a significant artist, educator and arts administrator. At the recent 2022 Sculpture by The Sea in Sydney Wendy judged the main prize.

During January she will be part of the team that selects the finalists for consideration and in March at the exhibition, she will be present to make the final selection and present the award

Committee president, Ivan Baker, said: “We’re thrilled with the response to the 2022 exhibition, despite some concerns about Covid and wet weather for a couple of days. We’re very grateful for the ongoing support from our generous donors and sponsors, dedicated volunteers and local residents. And we’re grateful to the exhibitors, including those who were battling floods and storms and did so well in difficult conditions to deliver their works.”

Our annual exhibition complements Bermagui’s diverse cultural life and highly valued natural environment on Djiringanj Yuin Country. Gulaga, mother mountain, overlooks the whole exhibition.

2023 Gulaga 2


For information about where to stay while visiting our exhibition, please check the following list of some of the accommodation available:


There are many interesting things to see and do while you are visiting our beautiful area including: