The inaugural event in 2017 took place along the beautiful Batemans Bay foreshore, and it far exceeded all expectations. To encourage a standard of excellence from sculptors nationally and internationally, the acquisitive prize money has been increased to $50,000.

The outdoor sculptures in this year’s exhibition will be on display at Willinga Park, which will enable visitors to get a rare glimpse of the impressive permanent sculpture collection at the venue. The indoor sculpture exhibition will be staged in the Francis Guy heritage building, 5 Clyde Street Batemans Bay.

In running this event, the Business Chamber is aiming to make the region a sculpture destination, putting it on the National Sculpture Trail, thereby increasing visitor numbers to the region, at a time of year that it is traditionally quiet.

The winner of the Acquisitive Prize will take its place along the Clyde River foreshore, near “Buoyansea”, (the now celebrity upside down octopus sculpture).

This permanent Sculpture Walk is the real driver behind the Sculpture on Clyde event. The Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s inspired idea is to create a legacy for locals and visitors to Batemans Bay, with an outdoor art gallery open every day and night of the year.



25th August – 2nd September



  • The equestrian facilities at Willinga Park will NOT be open to the public during this event.
  • Update:  Dogs are welcome for this event but they must be on a lead at all times.
  • The two event venues will be linked by a bus service.
  • Coffee and snacks will be available to purchase at Willinga on Saturdays and Sundays only.
  • BYO picnics are welcome!


Outdoor Exhibit, Willinga Park 
Weekdays: 11am – 3pm
Saturdays / Sundays: 10am – 4pm
The Willinga Park exhibit is $5 per person per day. This includes parking, entry and one event catalogue.

Indoor Exhibit, 5 Clyde St Batemans Bay 
All days: 10am – 4pm
The Batemans Bay exhibit is free. Catalogues will be available at the door.



Departs from the Promenade Plaza, Orient Street bus stop (Near the Starfish Deli). Pre-registration is essential. Limited bus tickets from Batemans Bay to Willinga Park, are available on Saturdays and Sundays for $15 per person (includes single entry to Willinga Park). A free bus, with limited seats, will operate Monday to Friday (for this bus you need to purchase a Willinga entry ticket as well). The bus schedule is as follows:

Saturdays & Sundays:

Bus 1
Departs Batemans Bay 9.30am, arrives Willinga Park 10am.
Departs Willinga Park 12pm, arrives Batemans Bay 12.30pm

Bus 2
Departs Batemans Bay 11am, arrives Willinga Park 11.30am.
Departs Willinga Park 2pm, arrives Batemans Bay 2.30pm

Bus 3
Departs Batemans Bay 1pm, arrives Willinga Park 1.30pm.
Departs Willinga Park 3.30pm, arrives Batemans Bay 4pm

Monday – Friday: 

Bus 4
Departs Batemans Bay 11.30am, arrives Willinga Park 12pm.
Departs Willinga Park 2pm, arrives Batemans Bay 2.30pm



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