15 Victorian artists will spend two weeks in the Toolangi Forest creating site specific sculptures in the existing Sculpture Trail in November 2016!
Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the International Sculpture Event (UNESCO), 1996, 14 artists from Victoria will create ephemeral and permanent sculptures to reflect their environmental concerns and explorations of nature. 20 years on from the ISE, environmental concerns are still at the forefront of artistic practice in Australia. This year's residency program will feature established and emerging artists whose work will tell the Indigenous stories of this landscape; explore the biodiversity and fragility of forests; create spaces for quiet contemplation; and make reference to the sculptures that have gone before them.
A comprehensive program of events is planned for Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 including an opening Tanderrum, guided tours of the trail to view artists in residence at work; opportunities for visitors to contribute to a community sculpture, lectures, workshops, a regional schools and youth program, and a closing performance that will include the gifting of the 2016 artworks to the state of Victoria.