43 Detour Rd, North Wangaratta
Inspired by the popular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The North Wangaratta and surrounds bike riding adventures provide the perfect opportunity for adults and children to enjoy the scenery and great outdoors. Constructed from all old, recycled materials including the iron from the old Bowser/North Wangaratta Hall.
27 Detour Rd, North Wangaratta
We have chosen the club’s logo and whilst from an artistic perspective it could hardly be considered allegorical or symbolic, the piece’s actual construction does represent the club’s strongly held belief in community engagement.
27 Detour Rd, North Wangaratta
Our sculpture is made by local artist Neil Raine, using old farm machinery. The face is an amalgamation of all the colourful characters who have come through the Vine Hotel over its 165 years of operation.
The witch is there to scare unruly patrons and the old cycles remind us that cycling has been a useful mode of transport in the area for many years. We intend to plant flowers in the pots to add some colour.
24 Detour Rd, North Wangaratta
A celebration and recognition of the hard work and manual labour of our farmers. The sculpture includes history of 24 Detour Rd occupying an old blacksmith shop. Featuring free hand welded barbed wire, old horse shoes found on site, and old farming tools salvaged locally.
12 Detour Rd, North Wangaratta
These birds are Latham’s Snipe - a wading migratory bird that spends each year partly in Japan and partly in Australia.
The piece is a call to attention of our shrinking wetlands, and as a result, the threat to these and other wetlands birds. Latham’s Snipe visit Winton Wetlands each year.
12 Grossman Dr, North Wangaratta
44 Boorhaman Rd, North Wangaratta
Our pelican made from recycled parts, plough discs, garden rake and a shovel to name a few pieces, was created by Sam Anderson. Pelicans are found in the lagoons and waterways around North Wangaratta.
78 Boorhaman Rd, North Wangaratta
The inspiration for my art work comes from one of a vast variety of birdlife we have in our area of North Wangaratta. I admire Kookaburra especially for their laughing like call that sings out over the local landscape, most often at dawn and dusk.
Ive used old roofing iron which makes up the Kookaburras and scenery, cut out with hand held tin snips, drilled and riveted onto green roofing iron used as the back ground a bicycle wheel.
77 Boorhaman Rd, North Wangaratta
The gate features indigenous and early European/settlement and inspiration is derived from the themes:
A grapevine - In the 1880-90s a vineyard was planted, then a huge wine cellar with a high-pitched thatched roof of German design. A flower garden with insects - Great grandmother Katharine had a beautiful garden, likewise with Mary and Margaret.
Jareelyallock- Reedy Creek - Flowing in and out lagoons, a place for family picnics, swimming, fishing and horse riding. Fairy Wrens - Always was, always will be; Fairy Wrens and native birds. Materials - knitted, crocheted and twisted wires, corrugated iron, found objects from the “Smithy”.
144 Grossman Dr, North Wangaratta
A cormorant, drying it’s wings in the sun after diving for fish. There are many to be seen around the local waterways. Wangaratta is the indigenous name for the area and translates into ‘the long neck of the cormorant’. It was not much hunted for food as it was valued as an indicator of where there were lots of fish to spear. Also, In some indigenous Australian cultures the cormorant is known as the conveyer of souls, able to travel between the land of the living and the land of the dead and it was not hunted in case it was carrying the soul of a dead ancestor.
Most of the sculpture is made from corrugated iron that was rescued from the roof of the old North Wangaratta/Bowser Hall when it was demolished. This is our first sculpture and much learning has gone on, we now know how to rivet and how to weld. We used a Nibbler to cut most of the metal and sourced the gate from a local scrap metal site.
145 Grossman Dr, North Wangaratta
This is a sculpture of the stockman and his gear beside the campfire. A tribute to their contribution to this country. Primarily made from cement over wire.
204 Naughtin Rd, Boorhaman
Opened on 31st October 1927. Passenger service ceased in 1947 leaving a goods only service, this train only operated for seasonal Wheat & Superphosphate traffic from November to May. Steam locomotives continued to operate until 1965.
38 Keat Ave, Boorhaman
In 1923 the Boorhaman Recreation Reserve established and over the years has become the home of the Boorhaman Hall, tennis courts, 9 hole golf course and more recently a FootGolf course.
The land at 38 Keat Ave was one of the fairways of the original Boorhaman Golf Club. The gate was used by golfers walking from the sandscrape to the tee of the next fairway. The realignment and bituminising of Boorhaman Road in meant the fairway had to be relocated to the land at the recreation reserve where the remainder of the golf course was situated.
1519 Boorhaman Rd, Boorhaman
1610 Boorhaman Rd, Boorhaman
Farm animals and birds made from recycled tin (including roofing from the North Wangaratta Bowser Hall). Old mower blades, gates from a farm in the Boorhaman area and a gate from very dear friend.