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Calling all Sculptors Near and Far

Sculpture For Clyde is a ten-day art festival celebrating imagination in 3D. The festival is open to professional, emerging and novice artists with prize money to the value of almost $120,000.

The event will once again transform the Clyde River foreshore, Batemans Bay from Saturday May 25, 2024, to Sunday June 2, 2024.

Sculpture For Clyde 2024 sees the introduction of separate application processes for the Acquisitive Award Category, and for the Major and Emerging Award Categories.

Application forms, including information, terms and conditions are available at the following links:

Artist’s Acquisitive Award Application

Acquisitive Award Applications close on 11:59pm Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Non-acquisitive Award Application

Major and Emerging Award Applications close 11:59pm Thursday, February 29, 2024.

This event features $112,500 of prize money including the $100,000 Acquisitive Award, chosen from only 5 successful finalists, and is noted as one of the largest annual acquisitive prizes in Australia. The winning sculpture will be on permanent display as part of the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk.

Major Award – $10,000 (Awarded at the judging panel’s discretion)

Emerging Artist Award (Outdoor) – $1,000 (Awarded at the judging panel’s discretion)

Emerging Artist Award (Indoor) – $1,000 (Awarded at the judging panel’s discretion)

People’s Choice Award – $500 (Award based on attendee voting numbers)

This popular event has attracted buyers and collectors of both public and private art with many of the artworks selling during the event.

Entrants may be able to access funding to support costs through the Federal Government. Information is available at:

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For additional information, please contact the Committee at

We’re looking forward to your participation and creativity.