25th - 27th OCTOBER 2019
Set in Stone, the Daniel Herbert Prize
We are excited to announce the inaugural Set in Stone, the Daniel Herbert prize for anyone who believes they can do something interesting with a block of sandstone.
The prize is limited to Tasmanian residents and open to non artists and artists alike.

Exhibition: The sculptures will be part of an exhibition to be held over the three days of the Ross Village Arts Festival and for the following month. They will be judged at the festival opening event on Friday the 25th of October from 7pm at the Tasmanian Wool Centre.

Judging: There will be two equal prizes, one judged by a panel of artists and community leaders on the opening night and a People’s Choice prize judged by people attending the opening night and visitors to the Wool Centre over the following week.

Prizes: Sponsored by award winning tourist operator East Coast Cruises and the Tasmanian Wool Centre the prize for each category is a Maria Island Cruise/tour for two, valued at $470 plus $250 cash.


Ross's world famous, iconic colonial convict built sandstone bridge and surrounding buildings are part of our Tasmanian tourist draw card, a must see on the built heritage bucket list.

The Ross Bridge was constructed in 1836 by convict labour. One of those labourers, stone mason Daniel Herbert, carved icons into the arches of the bridge which depicted faces of famous people of the times, animals and mythological creatures alongside decorative designs.

The Daniel Herbert Prize highlights the skill of the stone carver by inviting people to have a go and create a piece of sculpture to reflect and pay homage to the masons skills of the past.
Entries are now closed for the 2019 Daniel Herbert Prize.
You might like to start thinking about next years competition.
Register your interest on the form below

Name: 
Address: 
Email: 
Phone: 
Date: 
I am interested in the 2020 Daniel Herbert Prize (tick)