Arts & Culture

You will be delighted at the rich and diverse arts and cultural heritage of this region. Explore the ARTback Sculptures and discover local artisans, open studio programs and indigenous arts – you’ll find your fill of arts along The Long Paddock!

DAY 1

  • Pick up a local Arts & Culture Tour Itinerary from the Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre. On your way out of Moama, visit the hand carved sculpture of James Maiden at the Moama Adventure Playpark
  • Admire original Redgum craft in the Mathoura Visitor Information Centre and view the Long Paddock Sculpture, ‘The Drover and Horse’ by Corey Thomas
  • In Deni check out Transmute the mosaic ute and see The Long Paddock Sculpture – ‘Shod’ by Jonathan Leahey
  • Visit the Peppin Heritage Centre Gallery Space, where a variety of temporary exhibitions are on display throughout the year

DAY 2

  • Head to ‘East Tolans’ to view the amazing sculpture garden (check with Visitor Information Centre staff first)
  • Visit the Peppin Ram memorial at Wanganella
  • Head north and you’ll see the amazing Long Paddock ‘Headless Horseman’ sculptural installation by Geoff Hocking

DAY 3

  • In Hay start the day by seeing if you can ‘get lost’ in the ‘Round-Up Maze’ at Shear Outback!
  • Drop into the Visiting Exhibitions Gallery while you are here
  • Explore the sculptural trail by artist John Wooller (located at the southern end of town). While you are here, take a look at the Warakirri Murals under the bridge
  • Visit the Chris McClellend gallery and view his internationally award winning art

DAY 4

  • Head to Ivanhoe to see ‘The Pioneers’, a spectacular three dimensional mural by Wayne Strickland that documents the history of the Ivanhoe district
  • In Wilcannia you’ll find an amazing treasure trove of traditional indigenous craftspeople – it’s well worth exploring this area and a great way to finish your arts tour of The Long Paddock!

Want more?

To continue your arts exploration, we recommend you travel westwards to Broken Hill… known for its outstanding Outback artists, rich indigenous culture and amazing Sculpture Symposium or Bourke which has a rich artist community.