AN art trail featuring six installations with a farming focus is set to attract tourists to the South Gippsland region.
The Great Southern Bale Trail (GSBT) features artworks made from hay bales, old farm machinery, fencing or sheds and is based around the theme of seasonal cycles.
All the art works are located on South Gippsland farms and visible from the roadside. Some of the installations have been created by the farmers themselves, while others have been created by local artists on the farm properties.
The trail starts at Wooreen with ‘WooMoo’ and ‘Poppy’ by Meg Viney and the Wooreen community before heading to ‘Paint Hay While the Sun Shines’ by Rachel Warren at Outtrim. Then it’s on to Leongatha for ‘Pearlescent’ by Anne Miller, Tarwin Lower for ‘Goose and Gosling’ by Amanda Diamond, Foster for ‘Big Farmer and The Holy Cow’ by Trevor and Lou Wheeler, before finishing at Welshpool with ‘Coming Home’ by Corey Thomas.
The installations will be visible from South Gippsland roadsides until June 30. There is no cost to view the works. More information about the artists, the farmers and where to view the installations, including advice on safe access, is available at southgippsland.vic.gov.au/GSBT.
The Great Southern Bale Trail is being delivered as part of South Gippsland Shire Council’s $2m COVID-19 Community Support Package.