Wauchope Riverside Sculptural Trail

  • Project typeArts & culture
  • Project value$196,140

Yapang Bila Yapun.yapun is the Birpai name given to the new Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail, set on the Hastings River, winding its way along Rocks Ferry Road and Reserve.

The project was funded with a $196,140 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The Trail encompasses four art installations that were inspired by cultural, environmental and historical aspects of the Wauchope region.

The Trail presents a unique opportunity to tell community stories in a creative, respectful manner, resulting in a legacy to the Wauchope community. 

We have received an overwhelming number of responses from local and interstate artists through a formal Expression of Interest (EOI) process. A panel of local community representatives reviewed the EOI submissions against pre-determined selection criteria, through which the artwork for each project site was selected.

Public art can stimulate thinking, deepen sense of place and transform how we engage with spaces. Public art offers broad community benefit as a platform for civic engagement. It is the most democratic of art forms given its availability to all as a conduit and focus for public spaces. It may engage residents and visitors in conversations – from understanding historical and cultural backgrounds, to driving attachment to place and social cohesion. It tells stories about who we are and where we live. It sends messages to both local people and visitors that we care about this place - our place. 

This project, like much of the region, was severely affected by the flood events of March 2021. Two of the projects installations were destroyed, information on these works are referenced below.


Rocks Ferry Rd, Rocks Ferry Reserve, Wauchope 2446  View Map

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