Sculpture By The Wharf 2022

Monday 28 November 2022

Members Indoor / Outdoor Exhibition

Sculpture by the Wharf 2022

September 15 2022 to November 28 2022

Official Opening Saturday 17 September 2-4pm

39 Hercules Street, Portside Hamilton

Sponsored by Brookfield Properties

For more details contact the Exhibition Coordinator - Ollie Hardt

Exhibition Catalogue

Download a copy of the 2022 Sculpture by the Wharf Catalogue. A handy guide to all the works currently on show at Portside Hamilton.


Important Dates

Notification to members of sculptures accepted Friday 26th August 2022 (by 5pm)

Entries close for indoor and outdoor exhibition Friday 19th August 2022 (by 5pm)

Bump In Indoor/Outdoor exhibition Thursday 1st September (7am-3pm)

Official Opening to be confirmed

Collection of Indoor Sculptures Wednesday 25th May 2022 (10am – 4pm)

Dismantle Indoor/Outdoor Exhibition & collect Monday 28th November 2022 (9am – 2pm)

Workshops to be confirmed

Conditions of Entry

By signing the entry form, the artist acknowledges that he/she has read, understood and agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Entry.

If you have any queries, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator: email: mobile: 0417 555 549

Membership fees to Sculptors QLD, must be paid before submitting an Entry Form to the Exhibition. Entries will only be accepted if membership is current.

  1. Membership Fees are due and payable before 28th February 2022. Late payment will result in an increase by a further $20, applicable to returning members, for payment after this date. Visit for details. When paying fees by EFT please mark “M” for membership fee or “NS” for Entry fee. If paying both fees together “M & NS”. This assists the Treasurer.

  2. Each Artist is permitted a maximum of two pieces both Indoor/Outdoor. If the number of entries is too many, this will be reduced.

  3. Each artist must submit either a photo of completed work or a sketch of proposed Indoor and outdoor sculptures by the due date (19th August 2022). Because of the reduced indoor space, a selection process will take place at this time. All artists will be notified by 26th August 2022 as to the number of works they are able to submit to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  4. Late arriving pieces and entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Sculptors Qld. reserves the right not to exhibit work deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable.

  5. Sculptures that have been previously exhibited in an annual Indoor/Outdoor SQ Exhibition or works that have won an award/prize in any other art competition, are permitted to be offered for selection.

  6. Multiple editions of the sculptures to be entered should be clearly marked with an edition number.

  7. Indoor pieces must be able to be lifted by two people and be no larger than 60 cm across the base to fit on the SQ plinths.

  8. Artists shall permit photographic reproduction without fee, for promoting the Exhibition, including electronic and printed media. Entry of an artwork constitutes the artist’s permission for such reproduction.

  9. There will be judging by peoples public choice and awarded $1000.00 prize money Indoor sculptures only.


  1. A fee of $30 is charged for each sculpture entered. Due to space in the Window Display, if too many entries are received, a refund will be given. However, members will be notified by Friday 26th August of pieces selected by then Entry Fees are to be paid.

  2. All artwork must be for sale and the total price must include GST (if applicable) and commission of 20% (no GST). Payment for sale of work will be made to the artist within 1 month after the closure of the Exhibition by EFT to the artist’s bank account.

Outdoor pieces

  1. Attached to the completed Entry Form, sculptors must state exactly how they will install works, that is, what method and what materials will be used to securely fasten the sculpture to the ground. Members also must indicate what help they have already negotiated to assist in installation of the work.
    Dimensions and weight must be clearly stated on Entry Form. The artist cannot leave the site until their installation has been deemed safe by the Installation Committee and signed off.
    The use of concrete plinths which will be supplied is the preferred method of mounting/installing sculptures, please contact Ollie 0417 555 549 for specs sheet.

Sculptures must have one measurement greater than 80cm.

  1. As this Exhibition is being held on Government public land, we will need to adhere to certain Site Rules. There will be a Site Induction for all outdoor artists and their workers at 7am on the day by Brookfield staff before granting any site access. Attendance at this briefing is compulsory before any installation commences. Any failure to comply may mean removal from the Site. Workplace Health and Safety compliance will be in the form of a short online completed form. More details will be provided to you when we are informed.

  2. The final location of each Outdoor sculpture will be as directed by SQ’s Installation Committee and Brookfield staff. Any concerns or questions the artists may have before or during installation must be directed to the Exhibition Coordinator for SQ. Artists are encouraged to visit the site and or discuss their preferred position which will be considered in reference to other sculptures selected.

  3. Insurance is the sole responsibility of the artist. A Certificate of currency is a prerequisite to entering the outdoor sculpture exhibition. All risk for the artwork remains with the artist, including the installation and removal of the sculptures. We strongly advise that artists entering work for the Outdoor exhibition create work that is not easily removed, damaged or dismantled. Brookfield Hamilton and SQ and its members do not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for any damage or loss to sculptures.


  1. All Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures must be removed on the agreed date. Artworks that are not collected when required may be deemed by the Committee to be a donation to Sculptors QLD and may be removed and disposed of by the Committee as it sees fit. The artist will be responsible for the costs to do so.

  2. Should any dispute arise for which no specific ruling has been laid down, the committee’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Artist Insurance

  1. Sculptors QLD holds public liability insurance, covering possible damage caused to the properties in which we hold our exhibitions. Our insurance does NOT cover the cost of damage to or theft of our works of art at any time - not on delivery, or removal and not whilst on display. Artists’ sculptures need to be covered by their own public liability Insurance, a copy of which must be attached to Entry Form.


o Completed and signed Entry Form
o Photograph or image of your completed work (if not already provided in Submission)
o Artist Statement of 50 characters or less (if not provided in Submission)
o Installation method statement – including tools, materials, type of machinery, number of workers to assist
o Artists Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency