A wood sculpture by Mitchell Shire artist Chris Anderson, who will have his work exhibited at the upcoming Kilmore Art Expo.

WITH Kilmore Art Expo just over two weeks away, entries have flooded in for a new sculpture category.

The expo, from April 16 to 18, has always attracted a range of quality entries in both painting and photography categories, but will feature sculpture exhibits for the first time this year.

On display will be a wide range of sculptural artwork: large sculptural pieces suitable for indoors or outdoors, and smaller decorative exhibits in wood, metal, ceramic and glass.

Kilmore Art Expo director Andrea Willis said the sculpture category would be ‘an exciting addition to the expo for both the artists, the community and our visitors’.

Several award-winning sculptors from both metropolitan and regional Victoria are set to have their work featured at the expo, including Marija Patterson, who specialises in smaller figurative sculptures in a range of different materials; and Anne Anderson, who creates sculptural work of animals and humans using a variety of materials, cement fondu, ceramics and bronze.

Other artists featured include Gillian Govan, Chris Anderson, Amanda Aish, Ilona Herreiner and Darren Gilbert.

Mr Anderson is from the Mitchell Shire and designs and creates his artwork from wood he has collected – natural tree branches, stumps, twigs and leaves – which are sometimes carved and then assembled. His work is large-scale and ideal for either indoor or outdoor display.

A preview night on Friday, April 16 from 6.30pm at Kilmore Memorial Hall will feature live music, food and drinks, with $25 admission and a chance for patrons to admire the artworks. The expo is from 10am to 4pm on April 17 and 18, with $7 entry.

Patrons can view, enjoy and buy artwork during the expo. More information is available at www.kilmoreartexpo.com.