The Shop Art Projects are a special part of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail. Four long term unoccupied shops in Batlow and Tumbarumba have been leased for commissioned artists to install site specific artworks; contributing to the activation of the streetscapes and creating another reason for people to visit the towns. During the artist’s installation they stay in the Snowy Valleys and engage with the local community, with free workshops and artist talks.
The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund of the NSW government.
Current Shop Art Projects, each in situ for 3 – 6 months, are:
- Merran Esson – ‘Tumba Tanks’, in Artists on Parade, 13 The Parade, Tumbarumba. Opening hours vary with the season – currently Thursdays to Sundays 10am – 1pm (however seasonal hours may vary – to check, please visit artistsonparade.com.au)
- Fiona Gavino – ‘Air & Water’. 54 Pioneer Street, Batlow. Open to the public 10am – 12 noon Thursday & Friday and 10am – 2pm Saturday & Sunday each week.
- Akira Kamada – ‘Birth’. 26A The Parade, Tumbarumba (this space is located behind the Tumbarumba Hotel). Open to the public 10am – 12 noon every Saturday.
- Sally Kidall – ‘An Intimate Dialogue…’ . 11 The Parade, Tumbarumba. Open to the public 10am – 12 noon every Saturday.
- Robyn Veneer Sweeney and Misha Sweeney – ‘These Precious Things’, 10 Selwyn Street, Batlow. Thurs & Fri 10am – 12noon. Sat & Sun 10am – 2pm
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.