Sculpture at Sawmillers

Current Exhibition

18 to 27 February 2022

Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition will be open to the public from 18 to 27 February 2022.

Sculpture at Sawmillers is a McMahons Point community initiative supported by North Sydney Council. The exhibition is co-ordinated by Cultural Management Consultant, Elsa Atkin AM, the initiator of Sculpture at Sawmillers.

A $30,000 non-acquisitive prize, a People’s Choice Prize of $3,000, and an Emerging Sculptor Prize of $2,500 will be awarded.

Find out what some of our past participants and supporters have to say…

Thanks Elsa for doing it again – I am sure it will be a great success. Chris Hodges is delighted and will enter this year.

Utopia Art Sydney

Amazing. Well done. I might make a new work! That would be exciting. 

Michael Snape


I was so pleased to hear that you’re bringing back Sculpture at Sawmillers later this year! It’s such an amazing event and you do a brilliant job! I have fond memories of wandering past the sculptures most afternoons during the exhibition.

Louise Pocock

McMahons Point resident

Exciting stuff – thanks Elsa!

Harrie Fasher


What fantastic news to wake up to this morning.

Jenny Herbert Smith


Great News – Congratulations.  I look forward participating again. 

Sandra Pitkin


About Sawmillers Reserve

A gem in Sydney’s northern suburb of McMahons Point, Sawmillers Reserve features a winding footpath scattered with tall trees and the remnants of a historic sawmill as it leads visitors to its stunning views of the harbour. A shipwreck situated just off the sandstone wall at the water’s edge also illustrates the reserve’s former days.

Operated by timber merchants, John W Eaton Ltd, the timber yard flourished between the 1890s and 1920s. The company had its own power house, two sawmills, engineers shop, joinery shop, a blacksmiths shop and its own wharf and crane to unload and offload timber from smaller vessels.

The Eatons Sawmill is now the only surviving example of a major waterfront timber yard of the 19th century on Sydney’s north shore.


Sculpture at Sawmillers 2021 is supported by