Get Creative for the 2022 Sculptures by the Bush

Sculptures by the Bush is an annual competition held across the Blayney Shire where local residents are encouraged to enter and visitors and locals explore the region and see the sculptures. The competition has three different classifications including the Hay Bale Art Challenge, a Farm Art Challenge and the Scarecrow Competition.

Check out some of the previous entries here.

Registrations are NOW OPEN for the 2022 competition!

2022 Key Dates

Registrations CloseMonday 4 April
Artwork Display Period (map launched)Friday 8 April – Sunday 1 May
JudgingFriday 8 April
Winners announcedMonday 11 April
People’s Choice voting closesTuesday 19 April


For those looking to explore the sculptures, a digital map and list of entries will be available from 8 April 2022 on the Sculptures by the Bush Facebook Page, follow here for updates.


Hay Bale Art Challenge: The Hay Bale Challenge is for sculptures primarily out of hay while using a variety of artistic resources such as paint, cardboard, fabric, wood and other recycled materials. Previous entries have ranged from large artworks with multiple hay bales to simple artworks with 1 or 2 bales.

Farm Art Challenge: The Farm Art Challenge is any sculpture or artwork made out of any farm related resources that isn’t primarily hay bales. This can be corrugated iron, wire, wood, old machinery etc. The opportunities are endless.

Scarecrow Challenge: Create your best scarecrow or series of themed scarecrows, perfect for those residents who live in town and don't have as much space.