Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail

Walking piece details

LanguageEnglish
Duration80 minutes

Introducing the Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail.

Located in New England, Australia, this is a highly original sound walk that takes us into the heart of the town’s Open Air Gallery and makes clear why Walcha is increasingly renowned in the arts circuit today.
From Stephen King’s The Weather Signs to Gordon Hookey’s Rainbow Serpent, and ending at the Beacon overlooking town in Anzac Park, overlooking town: this is an intimate portal into the creative heartbeat of this town and her people.

Produced by internationally recognised sound artist, Hamish Sewell, narrated by bestselling local author John Heffernan and with rhythm and tunes of The Grim Brothers, the Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail is pitch perfect for those who want an adventure and wish to know more about this remarkable little town.

How did the Open Air Gallery come about? What’s the connection with Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea and why does the Apsley River crossing still hold sway with the locals today?
The Walcha Sculpture Soundtrail: surprising, performative and informative, but never dull.

Hamish Sewell

Australia

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2020 SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Hamish Sewell is the founder and primary audio producer with the geo locative platform Soundtrails. He has an extensive background in documentary radio and oral history and his works have won him international recognition and awards. For the last six y...

Near Walcha NSW, Australia

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Walking Piece SWS21
Bald Rock/National Parks Soundtrail

Soundtrails

Walking Piece
Nanango Heritage Walk

Soundtrails

Nanango QLD, Australia

Free
walk · listen · café
Headmap Manifesto – the utopic revolution of locative practices

2021-06-01 19:00

Online

Soundtrails founder, Hamish Sewell, and leading academic in early locative media arts, Andrea Zeffiro, as they unpack the Headmap Manifesto and the times it was written; explore what went right and what went wrong with Russell’s vision, and what relevance the Manifesto still has for today’s crop of artists and academics in our post-smartphone era of locative arts and disruptive practices.

Walking Event
Master class: Building immersive audio walks – from go to whoa!

Oral History Australia

14 Oct, 2021 · All day

Launceston TAS, Australia

Walking Piece
Armidale Catholic Precinct Soundtrail

Soundtrails (The Story Project ltd)

136 Dangar St, Armidale NSW 2350, Australia

Post
Announcing the winners of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021

17 Jan, 2022

Not only have we made it into 2022, we are also very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021.

Free
walk · listen · café
Locative Maps: Agents of Control or Tools for Subversion?

2021-06-15 19:00

Online

Join leading locative-media scholar Jason Farman in conversation with Soundtrails founder, Hamish Sewell as they seek to peel back these issues at the core of our increasingly augmented lives. For all of you artists, cultural geographers, and disruptors who recognise the power of locative media, this one’s for you.

Free
Walking Event SWS20
Roundware: a new approach to locative apps and sound art; Halsey Burgund in interview with Hamish Sewell

Soundtrails

2020-09-02 21:00

Online

Post
Sound Walk September 2020 Awards winners and honourable mentions

14 Jan, 2021

We're very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions of the Sound Walk September 2020 Awards.

Walking Piece
HOME-ing

A live-art odyssey on foot from London to Wales. Walking in a costume that spells “HOME” Harriet Hill talks to the British public about “home” and what it means to them as we emerge from lockdowns in summer 2021.

Walking Piece
New
SWS22
Plas Bodfa Continuum SonicMap

Plas Bodfa Projects

Llangoed, Beaumaris LL58 8ND, United Kingdom

"Plas Bodfa Continuum" is a GPS-triggered, immersive soundwalk on the grounds of a 100-yr old manor house in Wales UK.

Walking Piece
New
SWS22
Walking in Solidarity

A walk in search of an emplacement, a still-point, safety