9 APRIL – 10 MAY
Plan your visit to the unmissable ninth annual Sculpture at Scenic World. Experience artwork under an extraordinary rainforest canopy, with satellite installations across the upper Blue Mountains.
Sculpture at Scenic World is an outdoor exhibition sited along the elevated Scenic Walkway. Artworks from 30 artists will be displayed in a temperate rainforest with an independent judging panel awarding the coveted Scenic World Major Prize of A$20,000.
Nestled within World Heritage wilderness in the Jamison Valley, the exhibition is accessed via the world's steepest train or for a gentle descent, the Scenic Cableway. Ticket price includes unlimited access to all Scenic World attractions and entry to Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Guests can extend their arts trail with Twist n Shout, an array of public artworks presented at multiple venues across the Blue Mountains.
All artworks are installed by experienced arborists and art handlers – Sculpture at Scenic World has proudly maintained a 0% ecological footprint since the exhibition's inception.
2020 EXHIBITING ARTISTS
A diverse cohort of artists has been selected to exhibit in the ninth annual event. The independent judging panel shortlisted thirty artists from over 100 submissions, including works from the Blue Mountains, interstate and overseas. The panel comprised esteemed arts professionals Hany Armanious (Head of Sculpture, National Art School), Sydney based sculptor Margarita Sampson, and Artistic Director of The Lock-up Courtney Novak.
WHERE TO STAY
This Autumn discover all the Blue Mountains has to offer – from epic World Heritage landscapes to a vibrant calendar of arts, food & cultural events. Scenic World has partnered with Blue Mountains’ accommodation providers for a range of package deals including exhibition entry. Autumn in the Blue Mountains is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway, so book your arts escape today.
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Now in its ninth year, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s only dedicated rainforest exhibition.
Group visitors experience a memorable day in the rainforest including a tour by arts educators, and a self guided visit to Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Discount are available for groups of 15 people or more.
Also included in your visit with Sculpture at Scenic World is the Skyway experience, offering panoramas of World Heritage wilderness, waterfalls and escarpment.
Bookings are open for guided and non-guided tours of the 2020 exhibition. Please contact our Experience Planners to arrange your itinerary.
For further enquiries contact Exhibition Manager Justin Morrissey on (02) 4780 0245 or email@example.com. We’d be delighted to chat with you further to facilitate your group needs.
Information for Schools
Sculpture at Scenic World 2020 will run from April 9 – May 10. Bookings are open for guided school group tours at Scenic World, Katoomba.
Students will increase their understanding of art criticism and art history by engaging with artists and arts workers. Participants will discuss the relationships between the artist, their world view, artwork, environment, and audience.
Guided and self guided tours of the exhibition generally take a further 1-1.5 hours. Content responds to the National Curriculum or NSW Board of Studies Syllabus – learning has relevance back in the classroom.
School excursions to Sculpture at Scenic World provide a unique learning arts and environmental experience. We offer:
- Qualified, passionate educators.
- Fun, interactive indoor and outdoor activities including riding the world’s steepest railway, steepest and highest cable cars in Australia. All offer epic views of the World Heritage region and iconic Three Sisters.
- Easy access to the natural environment of the Jamison Valley and dynamic learning along 2.4 kilometres of Scenic Walkway. Opportunities include including observing temperate rainforest flora and fauna, and exploring the site's coal mining heritage.
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