Big news! Sculpture Down The Lachlan has received the funding needed to finish the sculpture trail by end 2022.
The goanna sculpture has recently been installed. Two other large sculptures will be installed in the next few months.
Initial funding for the sculpture trail started with a sculpture prize, but due to insufficient entries in 2017 the competition for the $20,000 Acquisition Prize was deferred. In 2018 we used funds to help purchase the two bronze dogs sculptures by Brett Mon Garling that can be seen in the CBD. We were also able to purchased Eternity by Lachlan Ross because of funds made available by the extremely successful and popular foodie event.
Another project was completed in the last year, down at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre. The cluster of indigenous sculptures nestled on the edge of Lake Forbes is an excellent start point to Sculpture down the Lachlan. The sculptures and an amphitheatre are adjacent to and form an extension of the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre.
The amphitheatre in itself is sculptural and has been created for educational purposes for young Australians. Wiradjuri Dreaming Sculpture. Visit www.wiradjuriculture.com.au
These holidays, discover the larger-than-life permanent sculptures scattered throughout the Forbes Shire. ‘Varanus’, the 20 metre steel goanna (pictured), can be found just 4 kilometres from town.
IMAGE: ‘Varanus’, Glen Star Star Steel Art
(steel, 2020). Photo: Somewhere Down the Lachlan