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 all types of public art you can find in your travels in South Australia from wall murals, to huge, impressive, silo paintings and colourful mosaics. Unknowingly I have been finding mosaic works by a particular artist over a few years and didn’t know they were by the same person until I looked into my latest find at Clayton Bay.
An interesting drive to take in South Australia where you can also find a heap of public art is to take a loop of the Fleurieu Peninsula. These are just some examples of what the region has in store so there’s plenty left to discover for yourself if you’re looking to visit for a day trip or longer.
My favourite kind of street art are the murals and pieces you find when you’re not even looking for them! Some of these latest finds for me, have been around for quite a while in Adelaide but I hadn’t made the time to go and find them so it’s a happy accident when I stumbled across them on an unrelated journey making a good day even better.
Tucked away off the busy Goolwa Terrace is an interesting park full of Australian plants native to the area and a pathway leading through them, dotted with interpretive signage. The signs explain how the plants were used by the local indigenous Ngarrindjeri people for food and medicine. The park was created in 2007 as a joint project between the Alexandrina Council, the Ngarrindjeri people and local artists and is intended to bring people into a welcoming and healing space to learn a bit of history as you meander through.
A new and eye catching work of art has joined other colourful pieces around the town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Goolwa is a Cittaslow Town and in the spirit of that whole concept, a Friendship Seat has been created out of stone and covered in a colourfully tiled mosaic.