Spring Sculpture Prize Opening: 12th October, 2pm

We hope you can join us this Saturday 12th October, 2-5pm for this wondrous annual event.

Celebrating its 14th year, Lot19’s Spring Sculpture Prize has established itself as a well adored creative institution in Castlemaine. With an opening event and prizegiving set to start the exhibition off with a bang, audiences can expect to browse the sculptural works of more than 40 Victorian-based artists, while being entertained by Castlemaine’s penultimate all-female band: Stop That Mammoth.

This annual exhibition attracts a very high calibre of work. Mark Anstey, owner and operator of Lot 19 produces the event each year as a way of supporting emerging and established artists alike:

“The Lot19 Spring Sculpture Prize differs from the high budget corporate prizes in that all the artists aren’t just going for one big prize, make or break. This allows them to present more exceptional smaller works, with emerging artists exhibiting alongside more established sculptors.”

This year the three independent judges who distribute the major prize of $1500 cash donated by Lot 19, include established, practising artists Brodie Ellis (sculptor/film/sound artist) and Dale Cox (sculptor/visual artist), and Klare Lanson (writer/editor/performer/visual artist).

Visitors to the art space can expect to feast their eyes on a diverse range of works and medium, including steel, clay, paper, cloth, plaster, wood, grass and twine. There are no limitations on the size of the sculpture, and there are categories for adults and children.

All entrants work will be exhibited for 3 weeks, with the official grand opening and prizegiving taking place at 2pm on Saturday 12th October.  Dulce Lunar(Lot 19’s resident caterer) will be serving fresh, delicious food and Papa’s Bar will be serving drinks throughout.

Exhibition Opening and Prizegiving: 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 12th October

Opening Hours: 13th-27th October. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm