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Microcosms from a Serendipitous Trail project launch by artist Juan Rodriguez Sandoval at Narracan Creek Bridge
Guatemalan-born-Australian artist Juan Rodriguez Sandoval creates sculptures celebrating nature, rail trail, to be launched on 25 March 2023, co-funded by the government transport program.
The Department of Transport and Planning, Latrobe City Council, and Latrobe Regional Gallery with support of the Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail Committee presents Microcosms from a Serendipitous Trail. The permanent public art commission by Guatemalan-born-Australian artist, Juan Rodriguez Sandoval is situated across the Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail. The sculpture series seeks to celebrate the marriage of contemporary art, the natural landscape and the artist's environmentally centric art practice.
Microcosms from a Serendipitous Trail, a permanent public art commission by Guatemalan-born-Australian artist, Juan Rodriguez Sandoval
Join the project launching
Community members are invited to attend the project launch on Saturday 25 March at 2.00pm, meeting at the Narracan Creek Bridge in the Moe Botanic Gardens. Attendees will enjoy a short section of the trail and selection of sculptures with an introductory talk by the artist.
The artist aims to activate the rail trail as a conduit for ecological awareness and to frame the serendipitous qualities of a historically significant Victorian trail. Through these sculptures, the artist intends to provoke the daily, and the casual spectator to rigorously explore and indulge in the complex and wondrous landscape that country has to offer.
Care and look after the country
The artist, Juan Rodriguez Sandoval sincerely, humbly, and respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the unceded lands, waterways and skies of the Brayakaulung people from the Gunaikurnai Nations, where he works and resides and on which this art is located. He would like to remind fellow Gippslanders to care and look after the country the way it has been looked after by First Peoples.
This project was co-funded through the Department of Transport and Planning's Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program, which provides funding to local government and community organisations for small-scale transport projects. For further information on the art piece and launch details please visit Microcosms from a Serendipitous Trail page.
Pictures from Latrobe Regional Gallery website.
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