Events

2017 Program

Get creative this year with our free program of talks and activities for curious kids and adults!

Free exhibition of 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists

Saturday 14 October to Sunday 5 November
9am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 4pm weekends
Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Guided community tours: By appointment on sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or 9391 7135.


Professor Ian HowardProfessor Ian Howard

Finalists in conversation with Professor Ian Howard

2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalists join Professor Ian Howard for an afternoon of lively conversation about their practice and chosen works.

Finalists participating in this event include four-time finalist Tracey Deep, the National Art School's previous Head of Ceramics Merran Esson, local school student Michael Harrell, internationally renowned artist Mike Kitching, Venezuelan-born sculptor Sergio Hernandez Merchan, local artist and environmentalist Karin Olah, previous winner Louis Pratt and UTS School of Design lecturer Mark Titmarsh.

Ian Howard is an artist and professor at UNSW Australia, Faculty of Art and Design, Sydney. He was Dean of the College (COFA) from 1998 till 2013 and prior to that was Provost and Director of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane. He trained in Sydney (Diploma of Art Education), London (Graduate Diploma of Advanced Studies, Film and Television) and Montreal (Master of Fine Arts).

Recorded highlights from the talks will be shared online.

When: Saturday 14 October, 2-4pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Ariella FriendAriella Friend

Family workshop - Sculpting our environment

As part of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, join Woollahra Council's artist-in-residence Ariella Friend as we explore how sculpture can be used to highlight environmental issues of plastic in the ocean. Make your own environmental sculpture and participate in the creation of a group community sculpture exploring this issue.

We encourage local school students planning to enter the Woollahra Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize to come along to gain inspiration and begin working on their sculpture.

Materials provided or bring your own beach found flotsam and jetsam. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Sunday 15 October 2017, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, drop-in workshop but bookings advised

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Alison RenwickAlison Renwick

Collecting contemporary Australian sculpture in today's art market

Together with Belle Property Group, Woollahra Council is pleased to present an evening of conversation about the Australian art market and presentation of sculpture in the home. Join contemporary art consultant Alison Renwick and Belle Magazine’s in-house stylists as we discuss how to make the most of displaying sculpture in your home.

The talk will include a private viewing of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2017.

When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 6-8pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Angela van Boxtel workshop

Stick art animals (magical creatures) inspired by the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize with Angela van Boxtel

Create fabulous and magical animals and imaginative creatures with sticks, fabric and wool. You can collect your own variety of sticks in your surroundings, explore your natural environment, and bring them along to the workshop (or use those provided). Suitable for the whole family and all ages.

All materials will be provided.

When: Saturday 21 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings advised

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize

Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize - 2017 exhibition

Woollahra Council is showcasing the creative works of entrants in this year's Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize. The theme is Oceans of Plastic. Come and see the talents, ideas and creativity of these local primary and high school students.

When: 24 October to 6 November (weekdays only), 8am-4:30pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, no bookings.

For further information, email flavia.evans@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7095.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Drawing Sculpture with Siena White

A special drawing class that will be focus on drawing Small Sculpture Prize finalists works based on light. The class will be conducted at the exhibition by Siena White and is suitable for all drawing abilities.

All materials provided.

When: Thursday 26 October, 6-8pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Ephemeral Art Workshop

Ephemeral art workshop with Shona Wilson, hosted by Cilla Campbell (associate event)

Ephemeral Art Definition:
Transitory artwork lasting but a day... Here today – gone tomorrow!

Cilla Campbell is excited to host Shona Wilson and her Ephemeral Workshop, close to the Sydney foreshore.

When: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 October, 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

Bookings essential

Melissa CareyMelissa Carey

Paper sculptures with Melissa Carey

Be inspired by the Woollahra Sculpture Prize and create your own paper sculpture led by Melissa Carey, an established sculpture artist. You will learn paper cutting and folding techniques to create your own 3D sculpture. This beginners workshop is open to adults and kids (6 years and older).

Materials provided.

When: Saturday 28 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential

Samantha TannousSamantha Tannous

Sculptural felting with Samantha Tannous

Fibre artist Samantha Tannous lives on the NSW South Coast where she makes sculptures and engages with the local flora through natural dyeing and botanical printing. Sam exhibits with the group, untethered fibre artists, who present a new show each year based on a theme. She will be showing our guests how to make small sculptural forms such as vessels, jewellery items and "liquorice allsorts" that can be joined together into various formations.

Materials provided and suitable for the whole family.

When: Saturday 4 November, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential

Stella DownerStella Downer

Valuing your collection with Stella Downer

Ever wondered about the value of your collection? As part of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, gallerist, valuer and WSSP Committee Member Stella Downer will provide you with advice on the value of your small object or small artwork.

When: Sunday 5 November, 1-4pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Free, bookings essential Please note: 10 minute individual appointments only. If you cannot see your preferred session for this event it means that it is booked.

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.