Mitchell Shire Council has appointed artists to create art installations along the Great Victorian Rail Trail, including Tallarook and a site between Trawool and Granite.
Mick Harding, owner of Ngara Warendj-Dancing Wombat, was chosen to design a trail-long series of between 20 and 25 small interrelated works.
Other artists selected to create seven larger installations were Donna Marcus, Yu-Fang Chi, Christabel Wigley, Louise Paramor, Tai Snaith, Cara Johnson and Robbie Rowlands.
The $1.2 million Great ARTdoors Project is a joint plan between Murrindindi, Mansfield and Mitchell shire councils, funded by the State Government’s Regional Investment Fund.
Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chilsom said the project would increase visits to the trail through its creativity.
“It has been wonderful to see so much interest in the project from artists, the community and the partner councils,” he said.
“This project will help give people another reason to visit the region and follow the trail to see the seven pieces and learn more about the area along the way.”
The artwork is expected to be installed before the end of April, 2023.
Updates will be provided through The Loop engagement platform and social media, giving the community previews of the trail’s progression.
Biographies of the artists and a map of the art installation locations are available at theloop.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/GVRT-art-project.