Unique bush sculpture trail is amazing
From Bathurst to Broken Hill, our regions are ripe with art.
If you find yourself travelling the back roads of the Forbes stock route, you won’t miss the latest installation of the Somewhere Down the Lachlan sculpture.
Dubbed “Sculptures by the Bush”, celebrations of local art and culture are continuing to become an important part of the social fabric of our communities.
The new art installation, that consists of giant letters spelling out the word ‘amazing’, will be placed on pedestals on the side of the stock route and will create the illusion that it is floating.
The NSW Nationals know the importance of regional art with our own Troy Grant as Minister for Arts at the time, sourcing funding for the letter ‘m’ in the project. This is the first artwork to be installed in an ambitious plan to establish a unique bush sculpture trail.
The sculpture trail will be a permanent tourist attraction in the Central West and will complement other large attractions such as ‘The Dish’ in Parkes, Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, ‘Utes in the Paddock’ at Ootha and the Eugowra Murals.
What many fail to recognise is that art is a positive driver of community development in regional NSW. Seasoned artists in our regions are creating an environment where the next generation can feel inspired and express themselves. From important social/cultural initiatives to increasing tourism – artists are exploring all of the endless opportunities within regional communities.