Friday, July 27, 2012


Gary Deirmendjian_DO NOT_2011_polystyrene, timber, urethane (hardcoat)_2 x 2 x 2.4m

Four of Australia's most interesting artists, one of whom is Gary Deirmendjian, have been selected as ambassadors for Sculpture in the Vineyards 2012. Each artist has a work situated in Wollombi Village or at one of the wineries in the lead up to the event. These ambassadors show a wonderful variety of techniques and approaches that hint at the promise of things to come in November.

Since its inception in 2002, Sculpture in the Vineyards has become a fundamental element of the Wollombi community’s sense of identity, place and pride.

Situated in the wide open spaces of these beautifully landscaped vineyard gardens combined with unique architectural qualities of each cellar door, this innovative integration of sculpture and environment enhances and deepens one’s understanding of place. As such, incorporating artworks in these areas contributes to the community’s confidence and sense of belonging to a unique and special valley. Sculpture in the Vineyards brings cultural enhancement to the region and creates a positive environmental and economic impact within the region.

Over 300 artists have exhibited over the years including some highly distinguished practitioners as well as experimental and emerging artists. The exhibition aims to encourage and celebrate diversity in practice while maintaining an ethical and environmentally sustainable exhibition and events giving artists the opportunity to share their work with the general public, and giving art and wine lovers the chance to experience something truly unique.

The work currently being exhibited by Gary Deirmendjian in Wollombi is a large scale sculpture entitled DO NOT... which was originally exhibited as part of Sculpture in the Sea in 2011. To learn about the making of Gary Deirmendjian's sculpture DO NOT... click here. 

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