Created by the team behind Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi and Cottesloe in consultation with a wide cross section of the Snowy Valleys community, the Snowy Valleys Council and a Local Community Advisory Group, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail will stretch 100km from Adelong to Tooma and is funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
Destined to become a world class sculpture collection, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail offers another reason for a stunning driving holiday along the Snowy Valleys Way with the wonderful Tumbarumba vineyards, great food experiences at The Nest in Tumbarumba, Courabyra Wines, Nimbo Fork Lodge and Tumut River Brewery, the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail (for bicycles), mountain bike trails, hiking tracks, bush walks, the Batlow cideries, fly fishing in the Tumut River and a drive over the Snowy Mountains to Thredbo and Jindabyne.
The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail was launched with 26 sculptures by Australian and international artists from Denmark to Japan and South Africa to the Czech Republic, with many of the artists travelling to stay in the Snowy Valleys for the opening celebrations which included:
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:
Details on the locations of the sculptures currently installed in each of the seven locations across 100km trail, artists bios and information about each sculpture is available on our website[hyperlink please to exhibiting artist page] and on the free to download Sculpture by the Sea App.
As part of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail artists have already visited 14 of the 16 schools across the Snowy Valleys to provide sculpture making workshops for more than 1,200 students. In addition, three empty shops in Batlow and Tumbarumba have been transformed by artists into Shop Art Projects.
The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail will expand with additional sculptures to be installed later in 2022 and then in the first half of 2023, growing to over 35 sculptures thanks to a grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or 02 8399 0233.
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.