Last week the NSW Government announced $5.7 million to establish The Somewhere Down the Lachlan Sculpture Trail.
The funding will deliver an iconic Sculpture Trail with 20 commissioned artworks along the Sculpture Trail between Forbes and Condobolin, some up to 10 metres tall. There will also be a new cultural centre and three additional bird hides at Gum Swamp to view local birdlife. Sam Farraway announced the project on Friday, saying “This sculpture trail will be a unique, permanent installation unlike anything else in regional NSW, providing visitors with an amazing nature viewing experience that will rival other great local attractions like the Graz- ing Down the Lachlan food festival.”
Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller welcomed news of the funding and said that council would provide a contribution of $784,000 to deliver the project. “This is exciting news for Forbes, the cultural centre will be a place to nurture local talent and celebrate local Wiradjuri art,” Mayor Miller said.
Congratulations and thank you to the Forbes Art Society and Forbes Shire Council for their tireless efforts and contribution to the cultural enrichment in and around Forbes.