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

Open to the public 10am – 12 noon every Saturday.


‘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’ participated in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program.

Holiday Meet the Artist Workshops 

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September.

Drawing and ‘Be a sculpture’ Workshops.

For details and bookings please visit the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail Facebook page

This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.