‘Tidal Body’ by April Pine was officially unveiled Friday 29 April in Sir William Hudson Park, as an extension of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail to Talbingo, by Councillor James Hayes OAM. The sculpture is a pair of abstract see-through figures in corten steel standing beside Jounama Pondage, set against the backdrop of the water and forested hills.Located in Sir Williams Hudson Park on land owned by Snowy Hydro. Peter Symons, Snowy Hydro Area Manager expressed, “As a longtime supporter of regional community initiatives, Snowy Hydro is delighted to play its part facilitating the installation of a striking new sculpture in Talbingo for the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail”.
Many thanks to everyone who joined us including visiting artists in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Talbingo Public School & Teachers and local residents. After the unveiling, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail exhibiting artist Jennifer Cochrane hosted a workshop at Talbingo Public School, where students discussed her work in Tumbarumba, as well as her artistic process, and then built cubes out over paper using both templates and origami techniques, which were then attached together to create hanging installations.
Images: Group photo – Members from NSW Ambulance, NSW Police, RFS, Snowy Hydro 2.0 with Vic Goustavsky, Our Snowy Tours, David Handley, Founding Director Sculpture by the Sea & Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Dr Joe McGirr MP, Member for Wagga Wagga, Dean Lynch, Snowy Hydro 2.0 Relations Manager, Councillor James Hayes, Snowy Valleys Council, Doug Gibson, Talbingo resident. Uncle Pat Connolly, Wiradjuri Elder, Welcome to Country; Photos: Angela Lyons.