Yass had to be the birthplace of Sculpture in the Paddock.


It is home to so many nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including Rosemary Madigan, Michael le Grand, Wendy Teakel, David Jenz and Phil Spelman.


Across the Yass Valley are four iconic sculptures by legendary Australian sculptor, the late Tom Bass.

Among our community are art lovers young and old. This passion led to the establishment of Sculpture in the Paddock in 2013. Yass artists Al Phemister, Duncan Waugh and the late Kim Nelson brought to life the event for the 2013 YASSarts celebration weekend.

Sculpture in the Paddock is about celebrating art in our rural landscape and sharing it with you all.

Sculpture in the Paddock 2018 will be curated by Alex Asch + Mariana del Castillo

We believe you are never too old or too young to appreciate creativity and that is why Sculpture in the Paddock is committed to keeping ourselves relevant to everyone. We are very proud of our Schools program - fostering art in young people across the Yass Valley. 

This year we are very pleased to be partnering with Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman. This stunning location with its' brand new, architecturally designed cellar door will ensure a more accessible and comfortable experience for all of you visiting this growing cultural event.

Spring in Yass is magical - sample fresh local produce and get amongst the Craic at our very own Irish & Celtic Music Festival.

Mark your diaries : 22 September - 7 October. A fabulous outing for all only 40 minutes drive from Canberra and 15 minutes from Yass. We welcome everyone.

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