Microcosms from Serendipitous Trail Launch

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 artist's environmentally centric art practice.

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 wonderous landscape that Country has to offer.

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 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.

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