Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial: Force Fields

Sarah Rutledge has been staying at Kyneton Motel. Photo: supplied

Kyneton is currently the scene of an art treasure hunt for the inaugural Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial: Force Fields.

The works of 10 contemporary Australian artists are hidden in unusual sites across the town – both indoor and outdoor – until April 22.

Most of the artists, who are from across the country, have been living in Kyneton and working with the community to develop their projects.

Sarah Rutledge has been staying at Kyneton Motel while producing an installation in one of the rooms.

Her program ‘Run Kyneton’ invites the community on a series of group running events around Kyneton to consider what the altered bodily state of being hot and sweaty brings to the experience of art.

Georgie Mattingley has been working with residents at BUPA Aged Care, researching personal histories from post-war Kyneton.

Jessie Stanley has been working with the Friends of the Botanic Gardens to research the history of the gardens and the geology of the area. She has helped the group to develop a new website in the lead-up to her exhibition.

The Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial has been sponsored by a $19,500 Victorian Arts Grant.

To find out what artworks are located around Kyneton and where they can be found, visit

A $15 ticket provides entry to most venues. Under 18s are admitted free.