Visitor Information

Sculpture on the Edge is an outdoor sculpture prize held on the escarpment of the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny. Held annually, at Spicers Tamarind Retreat it attracts renowned artists from across the region bringing the work of sculptors out of their creative spaces into a well curated paradise. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the picturesque 18-acre property which provides a unique setting for site specific works and installations.

A perfect start to the event is the twilight viewing opening & awards event to be held at Spicers Tamarind Retreat on Friday 22nd October. The public are invited to join us in the stunning gardens of Tamarind from 4pm. Enjoy drinks and an Asian inspired travelling feast while you mingle with the artists. The twilight event will culminate in an awards ceremony as the judges’ decision is announced.

A visit to the exhibition is a great day out. There are over 40 sculptures to discover as you wander through the beautiful 18 acres of landscaped gardens and admire the works of sculptors who have created unique pieces for the region’s premier outdoor sculpture event. 

Order a picnic basket from The Tamarind Restaurant and take time out with family and friends. Tea and scones are available every day and there’s even a treasure hunt for the kids. If you come on a Sunday, there will be Jazz playing in the garden. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is also dog friendly, provided your pooch is on a lead.

Live on the edge and enjoy a sculptural journey in a landscaped paradise. You might just get to chat to one the sculptors or find a piece that is perfect for your own garden oasis.

The exhibition opens on October 22 and continues until November 7,  2021. Open daily from 9am-4pm

Sculpture on the Edge is a FREE exhibition
All Sculptures are for sale

Discover below what Spicers Tamarind offers visitors during Sculpture on the Edge. If you are looking for places to stay or eat while visiting the exhibition we have provided some great recommendations below:

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This Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition set in the beautiful rainforest retreat of Spicers Tamarind, is a premier art destination event on the Sunshine Coast.

Presented by Arts Connect Inc, the Award offers sculptors $10,500 in prize money this year and is expected to see over 5000 visitors throughout the exhibition

Sculptors from all over the region are invited to create unique sculptural artworks which work within the environment, complementing the stunning natural landscape as part of the Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Now in its 11th year, Sculpture on the Edge continues to grow. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, and event partner Spicers Tamarind Retreat we can deliver an outstanding cultural experience to art lovers and visitors to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Venue Location

Spicers Tamarind Retreat
88 Obi Lane South, Maleny
Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Qld

Event Dates & Times

Event opens – 22 October 2020
Closing Date – 7 November
Open daily 9am-4pm

Getting to Spicers Tamarind

Just over an hour north of Brisbane and 45mins from Maroochydore. Use Google Maps Directions link below for the best route and driving times from your location.

Presented by Arts Connect Inc

Arts Connect Inc. encourages excellence within local arts practices through shared activities, workshops, collaboration and mentoring.

Sculpture on the Edge (SOTE) was initially a collaboration with Maleny Garden Clubs’ Open Gardens Festival in 2010. That success led to a stand-alone event in 2011, sponsored by the Spicer’s Group. Initially works were installed at Spicer’s Clovelly, Montville, but since 2012 work has been displayed in the grounds of  Spicer’s Tamarind Retreat, Maleny.

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