Inland Rail helps bring Kilmore’s new sculpture exhibition to life

The Kilmore Art Expo’s new sculpture exhibition was ‘the perfect match’ to receive a grant as part of Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

Kilmore Art Expo sculpture

The art expo, which was open from April 16-18 at Kilmore Memorial Hall, drew hundreds of patrons eager to view the event’s paintings, photography and newly added sculptures.  

Kilmore Art Expo Director Andrea Willis said the sculpture category leant itself well to the engineering and infrastructure work Inland Rail will complete. 

“Sculptural art matches perfectly with the type of work Inland Rail is doing and we’re very pleased to have finally been able to open this new exhibition, after cancelling the show due to COVID-19 restrictions last year,” Andrea said.

“There was a wide range of sculptural artwork on display created from material including wood, metal, ceramic and glass.

“Several award-winning sculptors had their work featured at the expo, including Chris Anderson who has a very unusual style of creating bird sculptures from recycled wood, which can be displayed outdoors.”

The expo featured 381 artworks, with around half created by local Mitchell Shire artists and the remaining entered by artists from across regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

“The art expo is a wonderful attraction to bring more visitors to Kilmore, and we’ve built a strong reputation over the last 13 years for encouraging artists from all over Victoria to exhibit their works. The more support we get from companies like Inland Rail, the greater our expo can grow, which has a positive flow-on effect for the artists and local community,” Andrea said. 

The latest round of Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program is open for applications until 31 July. Find out more here. 

Find out more about the Kilmore Art Expo here. 

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