Posted: April 6, 2023 / News, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, video

Front (L-R) Dr Joe McGirr MP, Member for Wagga Wagga, Uncle Kevin Stokes. Back (L-R) Adelle Gillen, Head of Public Affairs, US Consulate of Sydney, Jessica Davis, Head of Cultural Affairs, US Embassy in Canberra, artist Peter Lundberg and David Handley, Founding CEO & Artistic Director, Sculpture by the Sea. Photos: Robert van der Male.

Unveiled and officially opened by Adelle Gillen, Head of Public Affairs, US Consulate General in Sydney, on Tuesday 4 April 2023, Peter Lundberg’s sculpture has been installed as the latest addition to the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail in Adelong. After one month below ground, the 12 tonne sculpture was unearthed by crane, and lifted into place along the Adelong Creek Walk.

Speaking to ABC Riverina Wagga Wagga Radio earlier this week, Peter expressed “I have an unusual process, of digging a shape directly out of the earth, and I get into the earth and form it. It is fitted with steel reinforcements, and then poured in concrete. The concrete forms, which takes on exposed patterns from the earth, where people will be able to stand and sit, and combines smooth forms, considered beforehand, that people will be able to climb into. It is a giant oval ring, which is symbolic of life, and you’ll be able to sit inside the sculpture and look up at the arch up towards the sky. I hope the public will enjoy it, I can’t wait for people to come and see it.”

Peter Lundberg is an internationally renowned and award winning artist. Represented in public collections including Sculpture Fields Chattanooga, Frankfurt, Town of Cottesloe, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection, Margaret River, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and the Harbour Trust, Sydney. Peter has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 9 times since 2011 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 10 times since 2012.


Images: Peter Lundberg (USA), ‘Nugget’, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Adelong. Photos: Robert van der Male.


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