Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021 Announcement

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Montalto Sculpture Prize is among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia – and founders John and Wendy Mitchell have, once again, confirmed a prize value of $40,000 for 2021. The winning piece becomes part of the stunning Sculpture Trail at Montalto in Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances over the last year, we have changed the timing for this year’s event.

“We are so excited to continue this opportunity for artists at Montalto. Now more than ever the arts is so important to our community. We believe that this new timing – with the exhibition running through the busy summer holiday season – will mean even more people will be able to enjoy the entries.” ~ Neil Williams, Montalto Creative Director.

Many pieces confirmed for 2021 are already completed, however, over the next few weeks will see many artists completing their work and we invite people to follow #montaltosculptureprize on Instagram to keep up with all of the updates from the artists.

Full list of Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021 Finalists


Christabel Wigley    -2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020


Annabel Nowlan – Ben Carroll – Benjamin Jay Shand – Christabel Wigley – Clancy Warner – David Wood – Don Barrett – Elly Buckley – Fredrick White – Hugh McLachlan – Jane Du Rand – Jos Van Hulsen – Joseph Apollonio – Julie Collins + Derek John – Lauren Simmonds – Mark Cuthbertson – Matt Calvert – Mela Cooke – Mike Nicholls – Philip Cooper  – Rudi Jass

More about Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021 »

Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021 is an Acquisitive Sculpture Prize – among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia. 2021 is our 19th annual Exhibition and Prize! Our first exhibition was in 2003, with 17 finalist artists competing for an $8,000 award.

From 2003 through to 2020 we have exhibited 468 sculptures and awarded over $410,000 in prize money.

The permanent collection on our Sculpture Trail is now 33 sculptures and is one of the most visited attractions on the Mornington Peninsula, open daily from 11 am – 5 pm. The 2021 finalists will be on display and available for purchase from the 20th of November through to the 1st of May 2021. Sculpture is an integral part of life at Montalto and a highlight of any visit to the estate. The Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Trail winds its way through the property and the beautiful natural gallery provides diverse settings for the pieces. You might find monumental works sited in open spaces through to more intimate pieces amongst the wetlands and vines.

We believe a visit to Montalto is an experience not to be forgotten; a moment out of the ordinary.

Find out more about previous finalists »

For any enquiries regarding Montalto Sculpture Prize, please email Neil Williams

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