Call for Sculptures 2023

Here’s a great opportunity to have your work displayed in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens for the 2023 season!

“Silas” by Alvah d’Entremont

More than a decade ago, in partnership with the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, the Historic Gardens started incorporating sculpture into the Gardens on a seasonal basis. As with everything in the Historic Gardens, the Sculpture Project is growing and blossoming each season. Past seasonal installations have included creations by Nova Scotian artists: Alexis Doiron, Brad Hall, Alexa Jaffurs, Shauna MacLeod and Jan Hull to name a few. In addition to these installations, the Gardens has several semi-permanent pieces including the magnificent “Dance of the Blue Heron” sculpture by Gerald Jank that now graces our front lawn!

“Fish Plant” by Nancy Roberts

Each piece has been sited perfectly within the gardens, allowing the artwork to both enhance its surroundings and to be enhanced by the gardens around it. The resulting marriage of gardens and sculpture has been met with great enthusiasm from Historic Gardens visitors.

We are now pleased to call for Expressions of Interest from artists for garden sculpture for the 2023 season. Deadline for submissions: March 5, 2023. Download a PDF below!


“Bird Watching” by Shauna MacLeod