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Terms and Conditions

  1. All artworks entered must be for sale at the price nominated by the artist on the entry form (taking into consideration the organisers will be deducting a commission fee of 30%)  
  1. All entries must be made through the Art Innovations Gallery or online at before the closing date: Thursday 1 February 2024 and artworks must be delivered by 18 March 2024. 
  1. Types, numbers and sizes of art works must conform to “Exhibit Requirements” section below.  The selection panel can choose to exclude any artwork and reserve the right not to exhibit any work they deem inappropriate for the exhibition. 
  1. All entries will undergo a pre-selection process and artists will be notified by March 23, 2024 if they are successful in being selected for the exhibition. The Organisers reserve the right to not accept a work of art if deemed unsafe to exhibit or inappropriate in nature. The committee also may not accept works if having to limit the number of exhibits, in this case entry fee will be refunded. 
  1. After acceptance for displaying in the art exhibition, substitution of the artwork by another artwork is not permitted unless previously agreed upon by the Festival Director. 
  1. It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure all work offered for exhibition meets all conditions of entry.   


  • OpenSection is open to all artists: – professional artists, emerging South Australian artists.
  • YouthSection must be aged 18 years or less on 1 May of 2024. 



  • Shall be such person or persons selected by the Barossa Arts Festival committee. 
  • If the judge does not award a prize in any category, the prize monies shall be carried forward to the next Barossa Arts Festival. held by The Barossa Arts Festival 
  • The decision of the Judge(s) is final.



  • A maximum of three (3) exhibits per artist 
  • Due to the capacity of the display area, final acceptances will consider the limitation of space.  Maximum of 50 entries will be accepted.  



  • No exhibit may be awarded more than one prize, apart from the “People’s Choice” prize. 
  • The winner of any acquisitive prizes will receive the full amount of prize money.  Please consider the amount of the prize money in comparison to the sale price of the artwork when filling out your entry form. 
  • Entries awarded acquisitive prize become the property of the business/organisation donating the prize. 



Open (Winner) $1,000 

Open (Merit) $600 

Open People’s Choice $500 

Youth (18yrs or less) (Winner) $400 

Youth (Merit) $300 

Youth People’s Choice $200.  



  • Artworks must be the original work of the artist 
  • All sculptures must be composed of predominately discarded, salvaged, reused or recycled materials  
  • Artwork must have been created in the last 12 months and not previously exhibited elsewhere 
  • Sculpture will be judged on creativity, innovation, standard of production and technical expertise 
  • Upcycled Sculpture: Materials for sticking, fixing, joining, gluing etc. may be new, but take the challenge to recycle, reclaim, borrow etc. where possible 
  • Sculpture to be freestanding or self-supporting. Indicate preference of tabletop or floor on entry form to assist with allocation of display space   
  • If it is essential for your sculpture to be hung, it is the responsibility of the artist to provide appropriate free standing hanging devices etc.  
  • All decisions pertaining to the display of the sculptures is at the discretion of the competition organiser 
  • In the event that a sculpture is deemed unsuitable or does not meet the competition criteria, the competition organiser reserves the right to withdraw it from the competition 
  • Sculptures are entered and exhibited at the artists’ own risk. The competition organiser accepts no responsibility/liability for any damage incurred to the sculpture during the exhibition.  
  • It is the artist’s responsibility to arrange insurance protection for the sculpture  
  • not exceed a maximum size of 2 square metres or 2 metres on any one side of the artwork. 
  • The garden sculpture will be delivered to the Barossa Bushgardens by the artist and placed in position best suiting the artwork – avoiding public walkways and ensuring it does not pose a tripping hazard. It may be secured via chain to fixed posts or trees.  
  • Sculpture must be labelled clearly with supplied BAF label with QR code – laminated and attached or positioned next to it, securely and in plain view (Eg attached to a paver/rock or directly to the garden sculpture) 
  • Outdoor sculptures must be suitable for outdoor public display and be able to withstand the environment e.g. sun, wind, rain, inquisitive children and people. 
  • Artists are required to consider any risk to public safety and the environment that could be caused by the installation of their sculpture and removal of it; the ability of their work to withstand the elements; and any impact on inquisitive children, and the general public; 
  • Artists having their own liability insurance are required to attach a copy of the current policy with the registration 
  • All outdoor sculptures must be anchored and secured safely and will be required to comply with the Barossa Bushgardens Work Health and Safety guidelines that have been developed in conjunction with The Barossa Council i.e., there must be no movement at the base when sculptures are manipulated. 
  • A safety inspection of each sculpture will be undertaken following installation. Artists may be required to make some immediate changes to comply with safety requirements. All changes and modifications must be addressed by the artist prior to the opening of the exhibition. 
  • On installation and de-installation of outdoor sculptures, all artists are required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear as it is a shared environment (e.g. snakes). 



Must be completed online using the Barossa Arts Festival website Garden Sculpture Art Competition Entry Form  
Submission Fees are non-refundable.  Acceptance/Display Fee is payable upon artwork being approved by the selection panel.  Youth entries do not attract the Acceptance/Display Fee. See below for costs. 



  • Adult entries (All categories) – $40 first artwork and $30 for second and third piece. 
  • Display Fee (If artwork is pre-approved by the organising committee panel 
  • *All entry fees are non-refundable and payable in advance online during the online registration process. 
  • Youth Entries – $20 per artwork 


DURATION OF EXHIBITION: 30 March 2024 to 30 April 2024 

  • All exhibits will remain on view whether sold or not, until the close of the Exhibition. 
  • Artists will be advised by email or SMS if their artwork is sold.    
  • Information on and during the exhibition will also be updated regularly on the Barossa Arts Festival Instagram: &                                  Facebook page: (Please “Like” our page). 



  • Deliveries must be free of charge by courier or in person between the 15th-18th March, to The Barossa Bushgardens (Outdoor Sculptures), 653 Research Road, Nuriootpa, South Australia.  Late delivery of exhibits cannot be accepted. 
  • Exhibits must be packaged appropriately. 



  • Works NOT selected for the exhibition will need to be collected 
  • Exhibited works must be collected from Barossa Bushgardens by the 4th May 4PM artworks not collected by 4/05/2022 will be disposed of.  
  • Phone enquiries: During Exhibition open hours (only) 04033 55063  


  • All entries must be for sale at the price indicated upon submission of entry  
  • The price of an entry cannot be altered once it has been received.* 
  • Price on application (POA) will not be accepted on any entry. 



  • In the event of a sale, the Barossa Arts Festival will charge a commission of thirty percent (30%) for Adult entries, 20% for youth entries. 
  • Exhibits sold will carry a red sticker applied by the venue or organisers. 



  • The Barossa Arts Festival exhibition committee reserves the right to reject any entry, to limit the number of exhibits on display, and to not award a prize in a particular section if the Judge(s) considers that no work of sufficient merit has been entered. 
  • For the proper and orderly conduct of the Garden Sculpture Competition exhibition, the Barossa Arts Festival also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time and without prior notice to amend, alter or vary any of the conditions of the entry or to do any other thing which it deems fit. 
  • The Barossa Arts Festival reserves the right to publish the artist’s name (but not the artist’s address or other personal information) and a photograph of any entries in the exhibition catalogue, artist’s newsletter, newspaper and The Barossa Arts Festival web site and Social Media pages. 



All reasonable care will be exercised in the handling of submitted works. However, no responsibility will be accepted by the Barossa Arts Festival for the loss or damage of any works or packaging while in transit to or from the exhibition or while in the custody of the organisers. 

The provision of suitable insurance cover is the responsibility of the artist for the transport of exhibits to and from the exhibition and for the duration of the exhibition

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