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19th annual Montalto Sculpture Prize

Sculpture is an integral part of life at Montalto and a highlight of any visit to the estate. The Montalto Vineyard Sculpture Trail winds its way through the property and the beautiful natural gallery provides diverse settings for the pieces. Take a stroll along the trail and discover monumental works adorning wide open spaces, along with more intimate pieces amongst the wetlands and vines.  

The Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021 is an acquisitive sculpture prize and among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia. Founders John and Wendy Mitchell have confirmed a prize value of $40,000 for the 19th annual event. The winning piece will become part of the stunning Sculpture Trail at Montalto in Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula.

“We are so excited to continue this opportunity for artists at Montalto. The arts is so important to our community, now more than ever,” says Neil Williams, Montalto Creative Director.

“Our first exhibition was in 2003, with 17 finalist artists competing for an $8,000 prize. From 2003, through to 2020, we have exhibited 468 entries and awarded over $410,000 in prize money.”

Open daily from 11 am – 5 pm, the permanent collection on Sculpture Trail features 33 sculptures and is one of the most visited attractions on the Mornington Peninsula.

Montalto Sculpture Prize Schedule

1st July 2021 | Entries open for Montalto Sculpture Prize 2021

31st August 2021 | Entries close

10th September | Finalists notified

20th November 2021  | Exhibition of Finalists and winner announcement

The finalists will be on display (alongside our permanent collection) until 1st May 2022.


Guest Judge – To be announced
John Mitchell, Owner Montalto
Phillip Doggett-Williams, Artist
Kelly Gellatly, Founding Director at Agency Untitled
Peter Williams, Director Williams Boag