Art and nature collide as Sculpture at Scenic World returns to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, writes Aleney de Winter.
I’m white-knuckled as we drop into the Jamison Valley on the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. Travelling at a 52° incline, my thrill-seeking ten-year-old decides to go full cliff hanger and tilt our seat to an even steeper 64°incline for the ride down to the forest floor and the Scenic Walkway, the longest raised boardwalk in Australia.
It’s a suitably dramatic entry into what proves to be a thoroughly remarkable exhibition. Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into a family-friendly art gallery showcasing the creations of talented emerging and established artists.
Set amongst ancient rainforest in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains within the Country of the Durug and Gundungurra peoples, Sculpture at Scenic World has returned to the Blue Mountains after a two-year hiatus, providing a much-needed boost for the region.