Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, on Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula, will be home to over 40 remarkable contemporary outdoor sculptures from 26 February to 29 October 2017.
Set in a 50-acre natural amphitheatre taking in the Estate's vineyards, wetlands, kitchen gardens and olive groves, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove is the perfect location for such an exhibition. The works are displayed in carefully curated locations throughout the property so a visit to the exhibition entails a looped walk through this vibrant landscape.
The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an acquisitive award open to all artists working in any medium, and runs from February to October each year.
The Mitchells share a passion for wine, food, nature and the arts. Montalto was borne out of a desire to share this with others. The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an essential expression of this spirit, designed to encourage artistic pursuit, and to allow guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the property in association with the wonderful creativity of the sculptures.
The judging panel selects a shortlist of finalists from all of the entries in early November. The Finalists are then invited to install their work towards the end of January, at which time the judges will determine a winner, announced at the opening in February. The winning sculpture wins its creator $30,000 and Montalto acquires the work. All of the Finalist works form the Exhibition which remain in place until end October. All of the non winning Finalist works are available for purchase. Visitors can also vote for their favourite work, the artist whose sculpture receives the most votes receives $1,000.
The grounds at Montalto are open daily between 11am – 5pm Please allow 1 hour to enjoy the Sculpture throughout the property.
WHEN: Daily from the 26th February to the 29th October 2017
WHERE: Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
BOOKINGS: None required
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