Sculpture at Sawmillers

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Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition will be held at Sawmillers Reserve in McMahons Point from 19 to 27 February 2022.

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

Australian Catholic University