Brisbane Sculpture Festival 2021

Sculptors Qld welcomes everyone to visit the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens to view this year’s beautifully created sculptures. Our members’ artworks are for sale. Come and enjoy a coffee or lunch at the Café, bring a picnic or a stroll in the Gardens and enjoy the artworks on display.

Smaller pieces can be viewed in the Auditorium from 10am to 4pm daily. Entry is free to all.

Larger outdoor sculptures will be placed throughout the Gardens.

A self-guided map to highlight the trail, will be available at the Auditorium and at the Visitors Centre.

Artist led informative tours of the outdoor sculptures will be offered daily, over the weekend, starting from the Visitors Centre.

Life drawing sessions, 11-2pm Saturday and Sunday

Outdoor Sculpture Tours with Artist, Saturday 11am and 2pm, Sunday 11am and 2pm

Artist Talks, Saturday 11am, Sunday 11am

Demonstration of Work in Progress, Saturday and Sunday during the day

Members Indoor/Outdoor Exhibition

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Auditorium

INDOOR 10am to 4pm daily, June 11 to 13

OPENING NIGHT 6pm to 8pm, June 11

OUTDOOR June 4 to September 2

Following the disappointing cancellation of last years event due to Covid, the Brisbane Sculpture Festival, Sculptors Queensland's annual Member's Exhibition, has returned to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic gardens.

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Short Pose Life Drawing

Due to Covid-19 safe distancing requirements, numbers are limited. Please contact Craig via if you are interested in attending. No cash payments accepted. Please pay via direct transfer. Craig will provide details.

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Long Pose Life Drawing & Modelling

Next session is this SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 10am to 1 pm

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Brisbane Sculpture Festival 2021

Brisbane Sculpture Festival

Members Indoor/ Outdoor Exhibition 2021

$4000 Shillam Award Sculpture Prize

$1500 Sirromet Winery Outdoor Sculpture Prize

$700 Frank Lambert and Friends Memorial Award

$500 Ros Hayden Award Sculpture Prize

Plus Awards and Prizes from our sponsors

$1000 Damien Lacey Plumbing

$300 In-store voucher Art Shed West End


Current Residency

Perrin Millard - Artist In Residence, May - August 2021

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Next Forum

The Exploration of Materiality and Expanding Disciplines @ THE SHED - SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 4-6pm

Saturday 26 June 2021 — 4:00pm

SQ would like to invite you to a panel discussion with our resident artist Perrin Millard. Millard has invited a series of cross-disciplinary artists to the table to frame a discussion around process and materiality from an artist standpoint. There is a diverse lineup of artists speaking who all work across a variety of artistic media such as painting, sculpture, installation, sound, theatre and ceramics. While non-medium specific, this discussion will closely explore how one’s medium can affect the message, and will in turn explore the unique possibilities and power of sculpture. 

"I’m interested in a panel discussion that pertains to the expansion or overarching of disciplines, and the broad capacity of medium specificity. This is an interesting concept for me being a painter that expands work into other disciplines, in particular sculpture” - Perrin Millard

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About Sculptors Queensland

Sculptors Queensland is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the appreciation and creation of sculpture in our state.

Our enthusiastic group of sculptors meets at our studio and forum venue in a heritage building within the ground of the Old Queensland Museum at Bowen Hills.

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