Sculpture at Sawmillers

19 to 27 February 2022

Barbara Gruber, ‘Glass Groper’

Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition will be open to the public from 19 to 27 February 2022.

The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday 19 February at 3pm by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency The Hon Margaret Beazley, AC QC.

A $30,000 non-acquisitive prize, a Highly Commended Prize of $5,000, a People’s Choice Prize of $3,000 and an Emerging Sculptor Prize of $2,500 will be awarded.

Michael Snape - Traffic

Michael Snape, ‘Bowl’, Sculpture at Sawmillers 2016

About Sculpture at Sawmillers

Sculpture at Sawmillers is the initiative of Elsa Atkin AM, Cultural Management Consultant and long-time McMahons Point resident.

Atkin works mostly on a pro bono basis with local volunteers and the support of North Sydney Council to present the exhibitions.

This is the fourth Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition, which follows the previous three held in 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Elsa Atkin AM

2022 People’s Choice Winner Announced

The People’s Choice Prize of $3,000 was awarded to Barbara Gruber for her sculpture, ‘Glass Groper’.

Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022 Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the prize winners for Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022!

Sculpture at Sawmillers returns to Sydney Harbour’s Foreshore

The exhibition will be opened at 3pm Saturday 19 February by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency The Hon Margaret Beazley, AC QC.

Poetry at Sawmillers Prize 2022

As part of the Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022 there will be a poetry competition to include live readings at Sawmillers Reserve on Saturday 26 February.

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

Australian Catholic University