In case you missed it last year, Sculpture at Scenic World is an annual, stunning art exhibition that takes place in the Blue Mountains. Each year a group of artists create sculptures that sit in the depths of the region's rainforest for a month, and every year it's the perfect opportunity to go on an Autumn weekend away and experience everything that the Blue Mountains has to offer.
Now in its sixth year, Sculpture at Scenic World will showcase artworks from 35 local, interstate and international artists along the Blue Mountain's 2.4 kilometre Scenic Walkway—Australia's longest elevated boardwalk. You can walk along the trail and immerse yourself in a stunning rainforest setting while looking at some impressive sculptural art from artists including Tully Arnot, Claire Becker, Chris Bennie and Jennifer Cochrane.
The unique pop-up outdoor exhibition runs for 30 days from April 7 to May 7. To visit, you'll need to buy a ticket to Scenic World, which is home to the Scenic Railway, Skyway (which hangs 270 metres above a gorge and offers panoramic views of Katoomba Falls and The Three Sisters) and Cableway that all take you high above the mountains for scenic views of the region. A $39 ticket includes unlimited rides on all three, plus entry to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in town.
Elyssa Sykes-Smith A Canopy of Thoughts (2015)
Not just exclusive to the rainforest, the exhibition extends to include an indoor exhibition named Sculpture Otherwise that takes placeat the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, as well as other outdoor artworks situated at various locations around the upper Mountains region. A full public program, including workshops and guided tours, will be released closer to the event.
A short drive away from Sydney, this is the perfect excuse to go on a weekend away. If you're keen to turn your day trip into a sleepover, Scenic World have partnered with a range of accommodation providers in the region, from the stunning Hydro Majestic Hotel to the luxurious Carrington. As if there weren't enough reasons to spend a weekend in the Blue Mountains.