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Your one and only chance to watch great artists at work
We've all seen these sculptures appear across the Adelaide Hills over the last couple of years, but where did they come from and why. The story is that these are all artworks from the 2012 and 2014 Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, and the good news is that we are about to have another one.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Under construction - Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium


From the 4th April for 22 days eight internationally acclaimed sculptors will gather at The Cedars in Hahndorf and will put their tools of trade to work on some pieces of local rock and stone, and will create another eight great pieces of art. And the best thing is that we can come and watch them create these great pieces.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
The Key to the Heart of Mt Torrens - Steve Hudson


From 10am to 4pm daily (except 11th and 18th April), The Cedars will be open to visitors to watch these skilled international craftsmen as they create a lasting legacy of sculpture for the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Work in Progress - Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium
Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Journeys - Steve Hudson


Over 12,000 people in 2012 and 15,000 people in 2014 witnessed the previous two international symposiums, and organisers are expecting a larger attendance in 2016. The entrance fee is a gold coin donation, and kids, families and schools are all welcome to visit and watch or partake in some of the free Sculpture workshops which are held during the Symposium.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Almost complete - Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium
Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Prickly 3 - Steve Hudson


And what happens at the end of the Symposium with the eight sculptures ? Hills communities are then encouraged to form syndicates and raise funds in order to commission one of the eight sculptures within their community / region and for it to become a permanent fixture on the Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail some time in late 2016.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Almost there - Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium
Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail, Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, The Cedars, Heysen, Hahndorf
Sailing of Soul - Steve Hudson


The Cedars is located on Heysen Road, just outside of Hahndorf, and is well sign posted. Coffee and food will be available on the weekends, and on some of the more popular weekdays. So if you are looking for some inspiration as to what you could do with that rock in your yard, or you just want to see some skilled professionals at work, then it is time to head to the hills and watch. For further details refer to the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium website or their facebook page.
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Why? Watch great art be created
When: 10am-4pm from 4-25 April
Where: 61 Heysen Road, Hahndorf
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
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I recently saw the excellent work by the Bulgarian sculptor at Meadows..near the bakery.It is made of white marble from Paris Creek.
by noelp (score: 3|1166) 608 days ago
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