Schools Program

Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail Artist Led Workshop at St Mary’s Primary School, Batlow 2022. Photo Meghan Kennedy.

Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program aims to provide both students and teachers with an informative, engaging/exciting out of classroom experience. Our range of Educational Programs encourage participants to explore, examine and discuss a range of creative, conceptual, and artistic responses to site and landscape, form and contemporary ideas. It provides unique opportunities to meet and work with exhibiting Artists. Workshop and tour programs may also be available to be scheduled when artists are visiting the Snowy Valleys region as part of their design and installation processes.

Artist-led sculpture making workshops have been delivered across the Snowy Valleys since December 2020. This program has been embraced by the students and teachers, and by the end of 2022 some 1,538 students across the Snowy Valleys have participated in 60 workshops with artists from around Australia and across the world – some students participating two or three times. We look forward to continuing to work with the students and teachers across the Snowy Valleys hopefully for many years to come.

Snowy Hydro has partnered with the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail to support one of one of the most important cultural and artistic projects in regional Australia. Snowy Hydro has committed funding to accommodate the leasing and installation of seven additional sculptures, over the next two years, adding to the 35 existing artworks located between Adelong and Tooma, including the historic towns of Batlow, Talbingo and Tumbarumba.

Together with the community Snowy Hydro are proud to support an internationally recognised innovative project and hope our combined efforts will encourage more visitors to the region. 

A key element of Snowy Hydro’s exciting partnership with the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is the School Education Program. This program will bring artist-led sculpture workshops to 14 primary schools in the Snowy Valleys Region, along with two schools in Cooma and the Adaminaby Public School. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of art, creativity, and engineering through the added participation of Snowy Hydro engineers in the workshops.

The program aligns with Snowy Hydro’s education focus on science, technology, engineering and maths and engaging young people in activities that spark future careers.

Interested in arranging an incursion or excursion for your school? 
Please contact: [email protected] or contact Nicholas Gray on 02 8399 0233.