Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail
Introducing the Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail. A highly original sound walk that takes us into the heart of the town’s 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, overlooking town: 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 Grim 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.
For further information check out Walcha Tourism
While using the Soundtrails app, please be aware that your attention may diverted from the dangers of traffic on the road you may be required to cross.
Credits and Contributors
The making of this project would not have been possible without the support of the following: The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal; Quota International of Walcha Inc., and in particular, Pam Makeham, Aurora Reilly and Mary Hoare; Walcha Council; Susie Crawford and Lisa Kirton - Walcha Tourism; Bob and Pam Walsh - Walcha District Historical Society; local author, John Heffernan; The Grim Brothers and Doc Span for their musical offerings; John Heffernan and Michael Luchich for Ice-Heffer and the Lonearranger rap; and Hamish Sewell for production and research. 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, David Handley, Sue and Cyril Green, Graham Barnes, Liz Gill, Tim Fenwicke and Matt Pilkinton.
For further information visit Walcha Visitor Information Centre