Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail
Client: Murrindindi, Mitchell and Mansfield Shire Councils
Project Manager: Lisa Warrener, Global Art Projects
Funding: Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund
Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail brings walkers and riders on a journey of artistic discovery through beautiful Taungurung Country in regional Victoria.
In 2021, Murrindindi, Mitchell and Mansfield Shire Councils were successful in receiving funding to create large-scale art installations along the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
Global Art Projects was engaged as Project Manager for the Art Trail to provide professional advise, curatorial support and project management services for the project. GAP was involved in identification of suitable artwork locations, preparation of artist briefs and art specific contracts, advice on procurement, artist selection and working with artists from concept to delivery of their pieces on-site.
The final project, delivered in 2023, includes seven permanent art installations by:
Christabel Wigley, Mirnong (Yam Daisy)
Tai Snaith, Memory Palaces 1&2
Cara Johnson, Remnant
Robbie Rowlands, Responding
And We Scar Many Trees, a trail long piece of 20 contemporary scar trees by Taungurung artist and cultural custodian Uncle Mick Harding.
These artworks provide a variety of experiences along the trail, from large scale impactful pieces to more nuanced works which engage with the specific environments in which they are located. We are pleased to have supported artists at various stages of their artistic careers, including two artists creating their first permanent public art works.
Further information about the project, including artist videos and maps of the artwork locations, can be found at the official website for Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail