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Sculpture on the Edge is the annual sculpture competition coordinated by Arts Connect Incheld in the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland. In 2023 the competition will again be hosted at Flaxton Gardens, a stunning wedding and events venue with breathtaking, panoramic views of the coastline from Noosa to Caloundra.

The competition features eclectic, original indoor and outdoor sculptures across a variety of media and the winning artist will receive the $10,000 first prize, generously donated by Flaxton Gardens.

Sculpture on the Edge will be officially opened with a celebratory event on the evening of Friday, 24 November, and will run until Sunday, 10 December. 

Now in its 13th year, Sculpture on the Edge continues to grow and will feature a wide selection of artworks for all ages to appreciate. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, donors and event partner, Flaxton Gardens, the event is an outstanding cultural experience for art lovers and visitors. The 2023 program includes the annual exhibition, workshops, artist talks and special events to create a profoundly immersive creative experience for everyone to enjoy. 

Arts Connect Inc is a volunteer-run, membership-based, not-for-profit group, and the generous support of the Sunshine Coast Council, our Sponsors, and donors helps make this event possible. Tax-deductible donations can be made through Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation.


Important dates for Sculpture on the Edge 2023:

Closing date for entries: 31 August 2023 (closed)

Installation: Monday 20 November – Wednesday 22 November (artists only)

Soft Opening: Thursday 23 November (open to the public)

Official Opening and Announcements: Friday 24 November (ticketed evening event)

The Sculpted Dinner: Saturday 2 December (ticketed evening event)

Closing: Sunday 10 December (with ticketed evening event)

De-installation: Monday 11 December (& collect purchases) 8-12pm 

Venue has a function Tuesday, so all artwork must be removed by Monday 11th December.

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 Spicers Retreats. Artists’ works were installed at Spicer’s Clovelly, Montville, and from 2012 at Spicer’s Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, who supported the event for many years. In 2022 the event’s new home was Flaxton Gardens, 313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton. Visit us for our biggest year yet as we bring the Sunshine Coast Sculpture Festival back to Flaxton Gardens for 2023!

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