Introducing the Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail. A highly original sound walk that takes us into the heart of the towns Open Air Gallery and makes clear why Walcha is increasingly renowned in the arts circuit today.
From Stephen King’s The Weather Signs to Gordon Hookey’s Rainbow Serpent, and ending at the Beacon overlooking town in Anzac Park: this is an intimate portal into the creative heartbeat of this town and her people.
Produced by internationally recognised sound artist, Hamish Sewell, narrated by bestselling local author John Heffernan and with rhythm and tunes of The Grimm Brothers, the Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail is pitch perfect for those who want an adventure and wish to know more about this remarkable little town.
How did the Open Air Gallery come about?
What’s the connection with Sydney’s Sculpture By The Sea and why does the Apsley River crossing still hold sway with the locals today?
The Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail: surprising, performative and informative, but never dull.
The making of this project would not have been possible without the support of the following: The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, the Walcha branch of Quota International, and in particular, Pam Makeham, Aurora Reilly and Mary Hoare: Walcha Council and Susie Crawford and Lisa Kirton from Walcha Visitor Information; Bob and Pam Walsh from the local historical society; local writer, John Heffernan, The Grimm Bros and Doc Span for their musical offerings, and the production and research by Hamish Sewell. We would further like to thank the many artists and locals for their support: namely, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, James Rogers, Vaclav Fiala, Peter Lundberg, Gordon Hookey, Susie and Cyril Green, Graham Barnes, Liz Gill, David Handley, Tim Fenwicke and Matt Pilkinton.