Here's an Idea!

The Future of Kyogle…

Sculpture Trail

Kyogle uses the catch phrase, “Gateway to the Rainforest”. 

I would like to help project manage the commissioning and installation of a permanent rainforest themed sculpture trail for locals and tourists to enjoy and build on that Rainforest slogan.

The idea would be for the first sculpture on the trail to be a representative “gateway”, where trail information and scan code give the walker information on the where, why and who of the trail. The gateway would be designed in such a way as to encourage the tourist walker to take photos of themselves in the gateway, and the posting of these photos on their various social media gives the town of Kyogle Free advertising.

The sculpture trail would guide the walker around the town of Kyogle, the sculptures along the trail would be representative of our rainforest region, flora, fauna or landscape.

A working group would be required to coordinate the calling for and selection of successful submissions. The pieces selected would have to be weather resistance type low maintenance works. There is no limitation on what the imagination of our local sculptors could produce and what materials could be used.

Council would be asked to assist by the installation of the works, and they would be project partners.

We have a huge group of creatives in this region, with limited provision for showcasing their talent. This would give them an avenue for showing the country what they can do and give Kyogle and avenue for showing the country who we are.

We could put ourselves on the tourism map with both the permanent sculpture trail plus organise annual temporary sculptural installations of guest sculptors and or local artists.

Instead of “sculpture by the sea” as coastal towns have, we can be “sculpture by the forest”