Online version of Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival proves successful

SUCCESS: Wollombi artist Amanda Lockton, with her entry Actinotus Helianthi, one of the sculptures that was sold during the online festival. Picture: Nick Glover
SUCCESS: Wollombi artist Amanda Lockton, with her entry Actinotus Helianthi, one of the sculptures that was sold during the online festival. Picture: Nick Glover

The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival may not have went ahead in person this year, but the virtual format proved a great success.

From an online catalogue of works by 150 artists, more than $100,000 worth of sculptures was sold.

Festival director Susan-Leith Miller said the organisers were thrilled with the success of the online catalogue, which was launched on September 1 due to the cancellation of this year's festival.

"We were able to connect sculptors and sculpture lovers to sell over $100,000 worth of sculpture," she said.

"Local artist Amanda Lockton sold her beautiful entry Actinotus Helianthi, which was one of the largest sculptures sold.

"You may still be able to see Amanda's work at the GNTP before it travels to it's new home in Queensland."

The festival - which usually takes place across vineyards, galleries and public spaces - will mark its 20th anniversary in 2022.

"We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person for a huge celebration," Ms Leith-Miller said.