Sculpture Forest Launch & 4 Day Art, Food & Wine Event

Posted: April 3, 2024 / News, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail News

We are thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated 4 Day Art, Food & Wine event happening from Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 April 2024, in the breathtaking Snowy Valleys.

Now in its third year, this event promises to be even more special as we unveil the much-awaited Sculpture Forest in the Bago State Forest as the next stage of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail that in the next month will grow to over 50 sculptures by artists from 14 countries at 12 locations across 150km of the Snowy Valleys.

Experience a weekend of art, food, and community in the Snowy Valleys with highlights including the Sculpture Forest Launch, Meet the Artists Lunch at Courabyra Wines, Fireside Dinner at Nest, Tours of the Sculpture Collection, and a Live Outdoor Broadcast hosted by Simon Marnie in Batlow on ABC Radio.

Gather your family and friends, compile your road trip playlists, tick “school holiday activity” off your lists, and make notes for your cidery and winery wishlist. For accommodation recommendations from luxury to budget options, make use of our website to assist planning your trip.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in art, culinary delights, and the scenic beauty of the Snowy Valleys. For the full program see below or visit our what’s on page for more information.

See you in the Snowy Valleys!



Thursday 18 April


Sculpture Forest Launch (Free)

11am Sugar Pines, Bago State Forest, Laurel Hill Big Family Picnic (Free activities)

12.30pm at Pilot Hill Arboretum, Bago State Forest. Bring a picnic or enjoy a ‘Do it for Batlow’ sausage sizzle and coffee truck (cash only) with free music and children’s activities. Friday 19 April Meet the Artists Lunch, Courabyra Wines (Ticketed) including Václav Fiala Book Launch

12pm at Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba

Saturday 20 April


Tours of the Sculpture Collection (Free)

10am Adelong Community Services Club

11.45am Batlow at Reedy Creek

1.15pm Laurel Hill followed by Pilot Hill

2pm Unveiling of Václav Fiala sculpture at Pilot Hill Arboretum

4pm Tumbarumba creekscape Fireside Dinner at Café Nest (Ticketed)

5pm at Café Nest, 56 Winton Street, Tumbarumba

Sunday 21 April


Live Outdoor Broadcast on ABC Radio (Free)

10am to midday live from Reedy Creek, Batlow and across NSW hosted by Simon Marnie in conversation with locals. Including a ‘Do it for Batlow’ BBQ with the first 50 bacon and egg sandwiches free. Wine Tasting and Sculpture Viewing

2pm Wine Tasting and Sculpture Viewing with David Handley at Johansen Wines, 90 Black Range Road, Tumbarumba

3.30pm Wine Tasting and Sculpture Viewing with David Handley at Obsession Wines, 110 Allawah Road, Maragle

Stage one of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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