Barossa Sculpture Park

contemporary sculpture in stone

;The Barossa Sculpture Park is a short driving distance from Tanunda by following Basedow road to the Menglers Hill Look Out, which  offers breathtaking views of the Barossa ValleyThe Barossa Sculpture Park is the result of the Barossa International Sculpture Symposium held in 1988 on the site below the Look Out. Nine sculptors met over six weeks and carved their sculptures in local marble and granite

The sculptures were to reflect the environment and express the ambience and spirit of the Barossa. To further understanding between the artists and the community, the sculptors were hosted by Barossa residents living with them in private houses during their stay. The varied expression of the abstract pieces are evidence of the sculptors' perception as well as their cultural background. ( see video 1988)

The celebrate the Park's 20th anniversary the 2nd Barossa International Sculpture Symposium was held in 2008. Eight sculptors carved sculptures in black and brown granite. Their work practice was very different to those 20 years earlier but still the sculptures complement each other well. ( see video 2008)

At the artistic unveiling event "Stones / Air" an Sunday 12 Oct at dusk the new works were officially gifted to the Barossa community.

The Symposium won the 2009 Australia Day Barossa Council Community Event of the Year Award.

The Barossa Sculpture Park is managed and maintained by the Barossa Sculpture Park committee. For more details please contact The Barossa Council, Box 867 Nuriootpa 5355 or Gerlinde Trappe 0428 322 871 email: gerlinde.trappe@bigpond.com

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