Veg Out Community Gardens

St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

BIG Sculpture @ Veg Out



BIG Sculpture 2021 Postponed

Dear Artists,

First of all thank you for your support, enthusiasm and application. 

Based upon the VegOut Executive Committee’s due consideration of today’s Covid situation (with news of our State health authorities having lost control of infection numbers in Victoria and particularly metropolitan Melbourne) the committee feels that the exhibition planned for November/December 2021 must be postponed until the same time next year.

“With the downturn in the situation in Melbourne, particularly since late July, and the authorities’ belief that the COVID numbers here are likely to keep rising for now, we have (with heavy hearts) decided to cancel Big Sculpture 2021”

We intend to keep preparing for next year’s exhibition so please send in your application if you have not already done so.  

Unless you choose to reapply your current application will remain valid for 2022. 

  • If you haven’t paid your application fee yet Do Not Pay it now.
  • If you have paid your application fee we will return it to you asap.

Let’s hope for a better and more stable future for the Arts in 2022.

Stay safe, Keep well and we look forward to presenting a powerhouse BIG Sculpture in 2022.

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 @ 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 (referred to as BIGSculpture@VO).

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 exhibition is curated by Mariella Del Conte, Adrian Spurr and Robert Taylor (Curators).

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  • The Grand ‘BIG Sculpture @ Veg Out’ Prize $5,000
  • Fundere Fine Art Foundry Bronze Fabrication Prize $2,500
  • Etainment/JOYFM Media Production Prize for early-mid-career artist $3,000
  • Veg Out Peoples’ Prize $1,000
  • The Gardeners’ Prize $500

All awards are non-acquisitive

All enquiries to exhibition curators at


The application is a contract between the artist and Veg Out, and the terms and conditions are set out in this document and the application form (Big Sculpture @ VegOut Agreement 2021). Please read this document carefully before applying.  By submitting your application, you agree to these terms and conditions.