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Sunday 8 May 2022

Meet the 100km sculpture trail

New South Wales has a new sculpture trail that stretches over 100km. 

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail features a series of sculpture collections in the historic towns of Adelong, Batlow, Tumbarumba, the hamlet of Tooma and the vineyards of Courabyra Wines, Johansen Wines and Obsession Wines.

The trail currently features more than 20 sculptures by Australian and international artists from Denmark to Japan and South Africa to the Czech Republic. 

The permanent collection will grow and evolve over the next 14 months to include more than 35 sculptures. 

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package, part of the $4.5 billion bushfire support program created by the Australian and NSW Governments to support bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW.

Created by the team behind Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi and Cottesloe, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail stretches 100km from Adelong to Tooma.

Each of the seven locations in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail has its own collection tailored to the town or vineyards and winery with cellar doors:

  • the Adelong Creek Walk with a 1km sculpture trail along the beautiful creek that links to the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins – look closely and you might see the resident platypus
  • Pioneer Street in Batlow from the artist studio & gallery at b.Atelier down to Batlow Library, including the Shop Art Projects
  • Courabyra Wines, 805 Courabyra Road, Tumbarumba
  • Johansen Wines, 90 Black Range Road, Tumbarumba
  • Tumbarumba Creekscape at Goldfields Park on Hammonds Lane and the Shop Art Project at 11 The Parade, Tumbarumba
  • Obsession Wines, 110 Allawah Road, Maragle between Tumbarumba and Tooma
  • Tooma in front of the historic Brigham House and the Tooma Inn; and
  • Sculptures at the northern entrances to Batlow and Tumbarumba.

David Handley, founding CEO & artistic director of Sculpture by the Sea, said, “Thank you to the members of the communities across the Snowy Valleys for preparing the local celebrations in their towns to welcome visitors from across the Snowy Valleys.”

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail will expand with additional sculptures installed later in 2022 and the first half of 2023 growing to over 35 sculptures thanks to a grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

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