Veg Out Community Gardens

St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

BIG Sculpture St Kilda Biennale 2022


5 Nov – 11 Dec 2022

Dear Artists

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the BIG Sculpture Biennale will be happening once again in 2022 in St Kilda. Having had to postpone the exhibition and competition in 2021 due to Covid 19, we are pleased to be back!

We received a number of Artist’s applications for the cancelled 2021 exhibition. If the application you made for that show remains the same please let us know as soon as you can. If you would like to resubmit an application with a new sculptural proposal please do so before the 2nd September 2022.

In 2022 we will have 22 sculptures on show. The exhibition will run from November 5th – December 11th. There will be both a formal opening, with the awarding of major prizes for sculptures selected by our 2022 Judge, and a BIG Sculpture Open Day when the People’s choice and Gardener’s choice prizes will be announced. 

There are a number of prizes on offer, a Grand Prize of $6000, a Highly Commended Prize of $2000, the Etainment and Joy FM media production package valued at $3000 and the Fundere Foundry Bronze fabrication Prize valued at $2500.  The People’s choice and the Gardener’s prizes are both valued at $1000 each.

This year we have engaged The Waters Group Publicity and Publications Group as publicists. This is an exciting development in terms of the future of the BIG Sculpture St Kilda Biennale by which we hope to achieve broader media coverage and  promotion of the exhibition and exhibiting Artists. 

The 2022 exhibition will embrace the same values as our 2019 show. We will 

  • strive to bring great Art to the community in the heart of Melbourne and 
  • support and promote exhibiting Artists in every way we can.

See the 2019 catalogue.

Of course, great thanks go out to Veg Out presenting the exhibition and for funding the $10,000 of monetary prizes announced so far. 

We look forward to curating the 2022 BIG Sculpture Biennale and look forward to installing and exhibiting your work.

Please email us if you have any questions whatsoever.
Mariella Del Conte, Adrian Spurr and Rob Taylor OAM
Curators, Big Sculpture @ Veg Out
“Furiously Independent”

big-sculpture-logoBIG Sculpture @ Veg Out is an outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition presented by the Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda Inc (Veg Out), in association with Mariella Del Conte, and Adrian Spurr.

Veg Out is a not for profit volunteer community organisation that runs a community garden next to Luna Park in St Kilda, Victoria. The community garden is the site of the exhibition.

Veg Out is the little garden in St Kilda that could.
We are ferociously independent.
We believe in people, plants and purple butterflies
in all of their glorious shapes and sizes.
We are over the moon to be able to
present you with these wonderful sculptures.
This is your patch, enjoy the show.
Rob Taylor


The application is a contract between the Artist and Veg Out. The terms and conditions are set out in this document below. Please read these documents carefully before applying. By submitting your application, you agree to these terms and conditions.


Thank you to the BIG Sculpture Biennale 2019 Sponsors for their generous support.