Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival October 26 through to November 10

Wollombi Valley will be transformed for 16 days during the staging of the annual Sculpture in the Vineyards Festival that runs from October 26 until November 10.

On display and for sale is $1.3 million worth of sculpture with 41 indoor and 52 large outdoor sculptures by award winning artists from all over Australia making the 2019 event the biggest in the festival's 17 year history.

There is more than $32,000 in prizemoney.

Paul Selwood a local Wollombi sculptor who has won Sculpture by the Sea has entered a sculpture in the Wollombi Valley Sculpture festival for the first time in 15 years. He is impressed by the size and depth of this year's Festival and is very proud to be associated with it.

Armando Percuoco - celebrity chef, art patron, collector and an original sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea is one of this year's judges. He is also is very excited by and impressed by the standard of art that will on display and for sale in the Wollombi Valley.

Other award Winning Sculptors from all over Australia include:

Vince Vozzo, Peter Lundberg, Stephen Coburn, Peter Tilley, Robert Barnstone, Hugh McLachlan, Fiona Kemp, Jane Dawson

Andrew Whitehead - photo supplied

Andrew Whitehead - photo supplied

Sculptures will be on display and for sale at the GNTP Laguna, Undercliff Winery, Endeavour Museum Wollombi, Grays Inn, Stonehurst Winery, Wollombi Tavern, The Old Fireshed Gallery, St Johns Church and many public spaces throughout the valley.

Louis Pratt. Photo supplied

Louis Pratt. Photo supplied

Enjoy the local vineyards, restaurants, cafes and taverns.

Book accommodation and stay for a couple of days to really immerse yourself in the festivities. Great midweek discounts are available. A full list of accommodation options can be found on the official Visit Wollombi website.