Elyssa Sykes-Smith

Elyssa Sykes-Smith, ‘Subsidium Structurae’, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail. Photo John Riddell.

Elyssa Sykes-Smith

England | NSW

‘Subsidium Structurae’


11 The Parade, Tumbarumba.

Opening hours

Please view through the shop window.  It may be possible to enter this Shop Art Project if the volunteers next door at Artists on Parade are available to open the shop art project.  Please enquire at the reception desk at Artists on Parade, next door noting they may be busy and unavailable.  Artists on Parade is open Thursdays to Sundays from 10am – 1pm (Winter hours – however hours may vary with the seasons– if you know when you are planning to visit, please check opening hours online at artistsonparade.com.au).


‘Subsidium Structurae’, Latin for ‘Support Structures’, is a site-specific sculptural installation that transforms the shop window display and the shop space into a walk-in experience. The artist has focused on humanistic themes in this work – structures of support, communication and community. She hopes visitors will immerse themselves in the work, be imaginative, be curious, interact, talk with others, and experience a sense of wellbeing.


Elyssa Sykes-Smith explores the figure through sculptural installations. She completed a BFA (Hons) at the National Art School, Sydney in 2013. Her work has been selected for Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions at Bondi from 2012 to 2016 and at Cottesloe from 2015 to 2017. Awarded a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship in 2012 and First Prize at Sculpture at Scenic World in 2015, Sykes-Smith has permanent installations at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney and the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

This Shop Art Project is part of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail which launched on 5 May, 2022 with sculptures in seven locations across 100km – Adelong, Batlow, Courabyra Wines, Johansen Wines, Tumbarumba, Obsession Wines and Tooma.

Funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund of the NSW government.

Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program

‘Subsidium Structurae’ is participating in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program.

To arrange a school incursion or excursion please contact: [email protected] or contact Meghan Kennedy on 02 8399 0233.