The newest addition to the Parkes Shire Public Art Trail has been unveiled in Trundle, celebrating the cultural and artistic diversity within the community.
The Trundle installation is an extension of a series of Community Walls throughout the Shire, with the iconic ‘Plus’ also featured in Parkes and Peak Hill.
Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor, Councillor Barbara Newton said “the Parkes Shire is emerging as a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and we are delighted to expand the Public Art Trail to now include Trundle.”
“While the exhibits themselves are temporary, the Community Wall installations are permanent and are set to be lasting tourism attractions - delivering ongoing economic benefits to each of the towns.”
The Trundle Community Wall is now showing ‘Trundle through young eyes’, featuring works by local school students and community members created during a series of workshops curated by local Trundle artist, Helen Gray.
The pieces encapsulate the vibrancy and sense of connection the artists have with their town.
“The workshops were conducted to engage and motivate community members of all ages, to increase their artistic skill and use of media, and to create artworks that reflected some of their ideas about living in Trundle,” Helen said.
“A fantastic group of people ranging in ages from five to 90 years old, met for four workshops, where they brain stormed ideas about what Trundle meant for them, and where much fun was had painting, drawing, chatting and eating.”
The Community Art Wall project provides a central location and unique opportunity for artists, community members and students to hold temporary exhibitions.
The installations are part of Council's Public Art Program, adding vibrancy to the Parkes Shire through art. Featured Local Artists from Trundle:
- Maggie Anderson,
- Sophie Wright,
- Phoebe Wright,
- Isabel Aveyard,
- Brooke Morgan,
- Aliethea Stokes and Paddy Williams