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Snowy Valleys adds a new attraction

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THE Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is a new, permanent, public collection of over 25 sculptures in seven locations across the Snowy Valleys by artists from Australia and across the world.

 

Installed in the Southern Riverina towns of Adelong, Batlow, Tumbarumba, Tooma and the Tumbarumba wine region cellar doors at Courabyra Wines, Johansen Wines and Obsession Wines, the idea for the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail followed several months of discussion with locals across the Snowy Valleys in response to the idea of the Sydney-based not-for-profit organisation, Sculpture by the Sea, to create a permanent outdoor collection in the Snowy Valleys as a new cultural tourism project in response to the bushfires of 2019-2020.

 

It is supported by NSW government bushfire recovery funding and philanthropy.

 

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail stretches 100 kilometres, from Adelong to Tooma, and is funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

Destined to become a world class sculpture collection, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail offers another reason for a stunning driving holiday along the Snowy Valleys Way with the wonderful Tumbarumba vineyards, great food experiences at The Nest in Tumbarumba, Courabyra Wines, Nimbo Fork Lodge and Tumut River Brewery, the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail (for bicycles), mountain bike trails, hiking tracks, bush walks, the Batlow cideries, fly fishing in the Tumut River and a drive over the Snowy Mountains to Thredbo and Jindabyne.

The 20 sculptures on show so far, are by Australian and international artists from Denmark to Japan and South Africa to the Czech Republic.

Each of the seven locations in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail has its own collection tailored to the town or vineyards and winery with cellar doors:

  • The Adelong Creek Walk with a 1km sculpture trail along the beautiful creek that links to the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins – look closely and you might see the resident platypus;

  • Pioneer Street in Batlow from the artist studio & gallery at b.Atelier down to Batlow Library, including the Shop Art Projects;

  • Courabyra Wines, 805 Courabyra Road, Tumbarumba;

  • Johansen Wines, 90 Black range Road, Tumbarumba;

  • Tumbarumba Creekscape at Goldfields Park on Hammonds Lane and the Shop Art Project at 11 The Parade, Tumbarumba;

  • Obsession Wines, 110 Allawah Road, Maragle between Tumbarumba and Tooma;

  • Tooma in front of the historic Brigham House and the Tooma Inn; and

  • Sculptures at the northern entrances to Batlow and Tumbarumba.

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  • The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail will expand with additional sculptures installed later in 2022 and the first half of 2023, growing to over 35 sculptures. - sculpturebythesea.com