Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery – An Exhibition of Sculpture, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring over 25 works of art, each of which has been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors.
Based on similar outdoor exhibitions such as the Montalto Sculpture Prize on the Mornington Peninsula and Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, the sculptures vary in scale, material and story. A majority have been created in artist studios dotted throughout Central Victoria with some to be hand-crafted onsite by one of the renowned artists-in- residence. And this is where Art in the Vines sets itself apart, because sculptors Andreas Busiman, Anton Hassell and Brigit Heller have been engaged to physically create their pieces at the winery. This will give visitors unprecedented access to meet one of the artists and will also present an opportunity to attend a sculpture workshop or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell. Program details will be released closer to the exhibition.
Ruth Ellis, Hanging Rock Winery’s General Manager Sales & Marketing said, “Art in the Vines is such an exciting exhibition for our winery and the Macedon Ranges”. “With the backdrop of our vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing an unparalleled setting for some incredible sculptures, this exhibition offers a winery experience like no other, all while enjoying award winning wine!”
The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with a long lunch set amongst the sculptures, where guests will enjoy a 3 course meal matched with wine and entertainment. Entry to the exhibition is free and is open 7 days a week (except Christmas day) from 10am to 5pm. For more information