June 2011 – Launch of 2012 Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium

Symposium Logo (Colour)Silvio will be the artistic director of this exciting community-initiated event which will take place next year on the  10th-29th April at The Cedars, Hahndorf, home of Sir Hans Heysen.  There will be 5 sculptors from overseas and 2 from Queensland working alongside Silvio and the resulting 8 stone pieces will be installed in towns in the Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker districts.    If the symposium takes place biennally, 3 times, the 24 sculptures will not only enrich the experience of living in the Hills, but form the basis of a sculpture trail which will encourage tourism.

The AHISS Inc Committee is excited to announce that, in addition to support from both councils, the Stirling Business Association and Mt Barker Business Association will each be commissioning one of the pieces, so it is well underway to reaching its financial target.  Barossa Quarries have also offered to supply the artists with stone.  Businesses, community groups, residents and supporters of the arts  both in the Hills and beyond are encouraged to show their support by joining the association. For further details or information on becoming a sponsor or partner in this venture, please contact: ahissym@gmail.com or the secretary Nat on 08 8388 4603.