Golden Plains Art Trail

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Golden Plains Art Trail

Golden Plains is set to throw open the doors to 31 venues from private studios and gardens to beautiful rustic town halls, vibrant pubs and cafes and sumptuous wineries with 90 artists demonstrating their talents on the weekend of March 21 and 22, 2015.
There is truly something for everyone at the 2015 Arts Trail with artists immersed in mediums from fine art to chainsaw sculpture. With bluegrass music to Wathaurung storytelling, the Trail promises to be a feast of art, culture, music, food and scenery.
A wonderful destination point on the Trail is the stunning Maude Recreation Reserve where the newly constructed Maude Viewing Platform has been designed in the shape of Bundjil the Eagle.
Artist, Viktor Cebergs, works with all kinds of materials to create outdoor installations which inhabit their environment. Viktor has certainly achieved this with his carving of the structural poles for the viewing platform, each one a reflection of Bundjil and his spirit brothers. Viktor will be demonstrating his chainsaw sculpture techniques from 11am to midday on both days of the Trail.
There is a rich and fascinating indigenous culture at Maude and if you would like to know the story of Bundjil, the Wathaurung story which inspired the design of the Maude Viewing Platform, don’t miss the storytelling sessions with Uncle Bryon, Wathaurung Elder from 2pm-3pm on both days of the Trail.
The Golden Plains Shire Council Youth Art Mentoring Program provides budding young artists a chance to connect with a like-minded, artistic adult. They participate in 10 sessions of mentoring with an artist who works in a medium of their choice. Many of the young artists who took part will be showing off their rapidly developing skills during the March 21 and 22 Clyde Park Golden Plains Arts Trail.
Marguerite Gibson (exhibited at Venue 27)
Marguerite is a university student studying art theory and practice. Artistic expression across a number of outlets particularly drawing, painting and embroidery motivate her. Marguerite will be exhibiting at the Smythesdale Well and will be accompanied by the Inclusive Arts Network – a group showing of new works by emerging and established artists with a disability.  There will be a showcase of drawing, painting and screen prints.
Nathan Krivan (exhibited at Venue 16)
Nathan has a passion and an immense talent for sculpture. At just 15 years old, this will be his second Arts Trail! Nathan will be exhibiting with his 2013 mentor, Lucy McEachern, an internationally renowned sculptor, at Lucy’s studio in Wingeel.
Chloe Krivan (exhibited Venue 2)
16 year old Chloe has an uncanny talent for portraits. You will not believe her insightful and mature works have been created by someone so young. Chloe will be exhibiting at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre which will also include exhibitions and demonstrations by the Bannockburn and District Arts Group and our incredible glass artists.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an eclectic variety of art whilst indulging in all of the sumptuous food and wine of this beautiful region.
For more information and details on venues please visit: or call 5220 7111
When&Where: Various venues, Clyde Park – March 21 & 22