Creative Sculptural Aussie Bush Mail Box Competition
Macleay Valley Arts Council / Kempsey Shire Council


Mail box collage

For some time a small group of people, interested in sculpture, has gathered to discuss ways of introducing sculpture into the Kempsey environment. Inspired by the Sydney’s Bondi Sculpture Walk and communities that have installed public sculpture in their towns to enhance their environment and promote local artists, the group decided to hold a competition.

The competition, open to all artists, had the theme “The Aussie Mail Box”. Many Aussie roads have these imaginative mailboxes on their roadsides often grouped together to form interesting collections of shapes and styles.


Prizes were awarded to Sarah Anderson, The Nutty Mailbox (Highly Commended), Grahame Bay, Goanna on Banksia Stump (3rd Prize), Danny Roberts Many a Day Behind It (2nd Prize) and Steve King Goin' with the Flow (1st prize).

The winning mail boxes are currently installed in front of the West Kempsey Post office in Elbow Street, West Kempsey.

The Aussie Mail Box winners Artwork (from left to right) by Sarah Anderson, Grahame Bay, Danny Roberts and Steve King