Sculpture on the farm to be held October 4-7

It's all systems go at Fosterton as the Sculpture on the Farm committee gears up for its second exhibition over the October long weekend as part of the Dungog Festival.

Following success beyond its wildest expectations in 2018, the committee is aiming to equal, if not surpass, that success in its second year.

More than 2000 people poured through the gates of John and Philippa Graham's picturesque property at Fosteron to view the 100 sculptures by 51 artists from across Australia during last year's event.

For chairman, Philippa Graham, the installation of last year's winning work "Nothin' But Sky" on Hollywood Hill, is only the most publicly visible part of last year's successful exhibition.

"The extraordinary level of sculpture sales from the 2018 exhibition is ensuring that sculptures are becoming part and parcel of many homes throughout the shire," she said.

Mayor, Tracy Norman, led the way with her purchase of Peter Tilley's work "Inside the Mirror".

Wallarobba Hall is the site of an adorable sausage dog entitled "Molly and Rex" - a tribute to the annual Dachshund race held there on the festival weekend each year.

Di Thornton-Smith of Gresford has installed her twin "Seedpods" at the entry to her property, whilst historic "Duninald" at Paterson displays "The Leaf" in its heritage garden setting.

And all over the shire, peeping out from under leaves and behind trees are the "Sloes", otherwise known as snails - the most popular choice from last year's exhibition.

Sales from last year's exhibition ranged from a corporate purchase of $50,000 to individual sales of $250.

"If you too would like to add a sculpture to your home or garden, there is a range for every pocket," said Philippa.

"There will not be any snails this year, but other delightful treats await the arrival of visitors to Sculpture on the Farm all through the October long weekend.

"For those who missed out on last year's exhibition, make sure you do not miss this one.

"For those who came, this year's exhibition will include a whole range of new and eye-catching works. Do not think that it will be the same as last year.

"There are many exciting surprises in store for this year's visitors."

Tickets to the gala opening on Friday, October 4 are now on sale. Visit www.sculptureonthefarm.com or Facebook for more information.