Sculpture at Sawmillers

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Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition will be held at Sawmillers Reserve in McMahons Point from 8 to 17 October 2021.

Sculptures will be offered for sale during the period of the exhibition unless artists state otherwise on their entry form.

This is the fourth Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition – 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 non-acquisitive Sculpture at Sawmillers Prize of $30,000, and other smaller prizes, including a People’s Choice Prize of $3,000 and an Emerging Sculptor of $2,500, will be awarded. 

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