Golden Plains Arts Trail has grown through four successful events. It is driven by the community and will be run as a collaboration between Golden Plains Shire Council, Golden Plains Arts inc. and the Community.
Sculptures at Corindhap have transformed the Avenue of Honour tree stumps into a lasting memory of the fallen from WW1
Golden Plains Shire has a proud history of working in the community arts area having commissioned or assisted in the creation of community arts projects.
You can see the expression of community arts in a number of public art sites including:
- the 'Path of the Ibis' created by Sue Barlow Clifton at Meredith;
- the sculptures along 'The Avenue of Honour' at Corindhap created by Bronwen Gray and Victor Cebergs;
- the 'Turtle Bend' performance stage in Teesdale created by Stewart Seaton, Glenn Romanis, and Steve Langton;
- various imaginative outdoor creations in local wood that serve as community seating at Haddon, Inverleigh and Smythesdale;
- the 'Ship of Fools - Ship of Hope' by Julie Collins & Derek John at Haddon;
- murals and sculptures at Lethbridge by Claire Gittings, Kyla Vitton & Tim Kelynak;
- mosaics at the Bannockburn Civic Centre by Claire Gittings & Kyla Vitton;
- the nine bus stops recreated as the Art Stops by young people;
- and many more fantastic artistic statements by local communities within Golden Plains.
In 2008, Golden Plains Shire devised a community Arts Trail to showcase many talented artists in Golden Plains and assist local artists to open their studios to the community. In 2009 the Trail was extended to a full weekend and was repeated in 2011 and 2012, when all venues were open both days.
The Golden Plains Arts Trail now attracts artists from across the region including some from Geelong and Ballarat who are networking with fellow artists along the Arts Trail.
The four past events have enjoyed great success and growing popularity reflected by increasing number of artists, visitors and supporters.