The inaugural 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 in Victoria.
From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring 25 works of art, each of which has been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors.
Exhibition curator Malcolm Thomson said, “Sculptors who have their pieces on display at the likes of The Met Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and many other prominent spaces around the world and Australia have signed up to participate
”Some of the sculptures are absolutely awe inspiring and we can’t wait to have them on display.”
Many of the sculptures have either been or are being created in artist studios dotted throughout Central Victoria while some will be hand-crafted onsite by one of our renowned artists-in-residence.
Hanging Rock has engaged sculptors Andreas Busiman (Austria), Anton Hassell (Macedon Ranges) and Brigit Heller (Macedon Ranges) to physically create their pieces at the winery.
This will give visitors unprecedented access to meet with one of the artists, and will also present an opportunity to attend a workshop with these sculptors or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell.
The official launch of the exhibition will be celebrated with the Opening Day Long Lunch on Saturday 10 November. The long lunch table will be set among the sculptures, where guests will be treated to a three course meal matched with wines.
Mr Thomson said, “The program we’ve developed for the five-month exhibition is absolutely magnificent. There’s nothing like a bit of suspense though, so apart from the Long Lunch announcement, for now, you’re going to have to wait and see what’s next.”
Ruth Ellis, Hanging Rock Winery’s general manager of sales and marketing said, “Art in the Vines is such an exciting exhibition for our winery and the Macedon Ranges. And with the backdrop of our vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing an unparalleled setting for some incredible sculptures, this will be an exhibition and winery experience like no other.”
Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture in the Peoples’ Choice Award, and to purchase a limited edition Hanging Rock Rare Tawny or Hanging Rock print by Arthur Ted Powell, each of which will be released specifically for Art in the Vines and be available only at our cellar door.