Opening day 21 October, 2017. A beautiful day at Sydney Polo Club.
One of the lovely outdoor installations, a horse made of mechanical parts
Selina Hitches, centre, opens the art Exhibit with Peter and Rebecca Higgins looking on from her right.
Matt Hill’s unique sculpture became one of my friends as I wandered around the grounds of Sydney Polo Club.
Here I am with inside the exhibitor’s tent. my entry, “After the Ride”,
Finalist entry. Watercolour, charcoal and pencil. “After the Ride”.
Sun and sketching! Love to capture fashions in the field.
Australian artists submitted entries into this exhibition, which encompasses a diverse range of artistic approaches, materials and practices, including both outdoor and indoor sculpture, and a variety of two-dimensional works. This exhibition provides selected local and national Australian artists with an opportunity for significant exposure, engaging local, national and global audiences, as well as an estimated 151 million homes, worldwide, viewing the broadcast of the event.
This exhibition will showcase the exquisite work of established and emerging Australian artists from across the nation. From artworks that invite the imagination, provoke thought, or engage us through the sheer magnificence of their aesthetic qualities, audiences will wander through a diverse range of artistic approaches and materials on the beautiful grounds of the prestigious Sydney Polo Club. A variety of sculptural forms and two-dimensional works will be exhibited indoors, whilst a superb outdoor space will see large sculptures transform the landscape into an open-air gallery.
The exhibition will be curated by Selina Hitches who “draw[s] inspiration purely from life’s experiences and the environment.” She brings a wealth of knowledge to this exhibition, both as a local to the Hawkesbury and a nationally recognised artist.
The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition and the XI FIP Wold Polo Championship 2017, along with a festival of entertainment and activities is held on the spectacular landscaped grounds of the Sydney Polo Club. Positioned along the banks of the Hawkesbury River in Richmond, NSW, this venue is steeped in history, establishing itself in 1870 as the first polo club in the Southern Hemisphere, and holding such accolades as having been used as a location in the filming of The Great Gatsby.