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6th AUGUST to 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017



All prizes kindly donated by businesses of South West Rocks – People’s Choice Award

Primary School Sculptures A – G

Certificate – Highly Commended Primary School – Stuarts Point PS, Kindergarten to Year 6, G – SPPS Recycled Garden

$50 Runner Up – Smithtown Public School, Year 5/6, C – Tupi Warrior Tribe

$250 Winning Primary School – SWR Public School, Kindergarten, A – Kinder Cube


High Schools Photographic/Artwork H – L

Highly Commended – Kempsey Adventist School, Year 12, H – Stop and Smell the Roses by Daniel Johnson

$50 Winning High School – Melville High School, Year 11. K – the Submerged Tales by Jasmin Asencio


High School Sculptures M – O

Highly Commended High School – Kempsey High School, Year 8. Machine Time/Dreamtime

$50 Runner Up – Kempsey high School, Year 7, 8 & 10. N – Life Isn’t Just a Bed of Roses

$250 Winning High School – Macleay Vocational College, Year 9, 11 & 12. O – Manala the Monster Fish


Individual High School Sculptures P – V

Highly Commended – Kempsey High School Year 9. S – Mother hen by Erin Wilson

$50 Winning Individual High School – Kempsey High School,Year 11. R – Dog by Hirushi Udawatta


Runner Up Category A – Small Sculptures

Highly Commended

No. 39 billy Goat by Mick Martin


Highly Commended Category B – Small Sculptures

2 Night’s Accommodation at Smoky Cape Lighthouse B&B (available during off peak period only)

No. 61 Catch of the Day by Lee Black


Winner Category A – Small Sculptures

1st Prize: $1,500 + 2 Night’s Accommodation at Smoky Cape Lighthouse B&B (available during off peak period only)

No. 3 Panther by Sam Hawkins


Runner Up Category B – Large Sculptures

2 Night’s Accommodation at Smoky Cape Lighthouse B&B (available during off peak period only)

No. 27 Pelican X Trail by Nick Warfield


Winner Category B – Large Sculptures

1st Prize: $1,500 + 2 Night’s Accommodation at Smoky Cape Lighthouse B&B (available during off peak period only)

No. 26 Birdbath by Alfred Blakey


Random Artist Draw

Caitlin Hodgson – 3 night’s camp site at Trial Bay Gaol Campground, Arakoon National Park



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Official opening on Sunday 6th August from 11am at Trial bay Gaol.

Delicious local food stalls, coffee, kids entertainment, local stalls, the history of our beautiful Trial Bay Gaol & of course all the amazing sculptures.
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Sculpture in the Gaol, 6th August – 2nd September 2017  


Calling for expressions of interest for the annual Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition at Trial Bay.

Following the success of the Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition over the past nine years, Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. South West Rocks Chamber of Commerce and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service wish to invite you to participate in the 2017 Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition.

This year there are 2 major prize categories as well as runners up and a random sculpture draw winner. There is no entry fee to exhibit and sculptures may be priced for sale.

Over $5000

in prizes to be won

Category A: Large metal and/or timber sculptures and/or

Category B: Small metal, timber and/or mixed media sculptures.

                                Schools Section                                

All school students in the Macleay area are encouraged to enter the Schools Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition and/or the Schools Photographic/Art Exhibition. Entries for the schools Photographic/Art Exhibition must relate to the Macleay area with the theme “From the Mountains to the Sea”.

There are over $5000 worth of prizes to be won in the Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition.

This year’s sculpture winners will again be chosen by popular vote of the viewers and announced at the closing of the sculpture exhibition at the Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks at 1.00pm on Saturday, 2nd September 2017.

Escapee Trail

You may also be interested in displaying your sculptures, artworks or photographs in one of the South West Rocks businesses as part of the Escapee Trail.

All Escapee Trail works must be priced for sale.

Entries close: 5.00pm Friday, 16th June 2017

Sculpture exhibition open day: Sunday, 6th August 2017

For more information visit

Contact – Lela Green. Mobile: 0408734379 or Email:

Post images and entry form to:

Sculpture in the Gaol

Lela Green, Trial Bay Gaol

PO Box 25, South West Rocks NSW 2431

We look forward to your entry into this year’s Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition.