The Hills Sculpture Trail in South Australia is an interesting treasure hunt as you wind your way through the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula. The sculptures were all created by master sculptors from Australia and around the world during sculpture symposiums held in 2012, 2014 and 2016 at The Cedars in Hahndorf, the home, studio and grounds of artist Hans Heysen.
There are 26 of these sculptures to find altogether and I’ve written about some of them in previous blogs here and here. My latest discovery was at Milang on the Fleurieu Peninsula during a recent stay. This sculpture called ‘Run Like The Wind’ can be found on the foreshore at Milang in the park opposite the caravan park.
It is the work of Italian sculptor Gheorghi Filin and was carved from Angaston marble. The piece was commissioned in 2016 by the Milang and District Community Association and the Alexandrina Council with donations made by individuals and businesses, to secure the piece for the community to enjoy and to draw tourists to the region. The stone was donated by Barossa Quarries.
All of the sculptures on the trail are very unique and all can be identified by marker posts which have the details of the sculptors, the name of the piece and a list of sponsors. Maps of where to find the sculptures can be found at various tourism outlets, online at the Hills Sculpture Trail website, or by scanning the QR codes on the marker posts.