Art and vines ready to collide

The Sculpture Exhibition and Trail, the first of its kind to ever be held in the Macedon Ranges. Pictured is artist in residence Andreas Buisman. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Jessica Micallef

Hanging Rock Winery is hosting the inaugural Art in the Vines sculpture exhibition.

The event will give visitors a chance to discover 25 works of art, all handcrafted by leading local and international artists along the winery’s expansive lawns.

Exhibition curator Malcolm Thomson said the display showcased work from world-renowned artists.

“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,” Mr Thomson said.

“Some of the sculptures are absolutely awe inspiring and we can’t wait to have them on display.”

The exhibition will feature pieces from sculptors Andreas Busiman, Anton Hassell and Brigit Heller. Visitors will get the chance to meet the artists and take part in a painting workshop. Hanging Rock Winery’s general manager Ruth Ellis said the location was perfect to exhibit the sculptures.

“Art in the Vines is such an exciting exhibition for our winery and the Macedon Ranges,” Ms Ellis said.

The free exhibit is now open until March 2019.