Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium

Flinders is a proud supporter of the 2014 Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium (AHISS) to be held 31 March – 21 April, at The Cedars, Hahndorf, estate of the iconic Australian artist Hans Heysen.

AHISS is a not-for-profit community based organisation founded by a group of volunteers in 2011 to realise Silvio Apponyi’s ambition to ‘enrich the Hills with sculpture’.  24 world class sculptures for a sculpture trail would be created at three biennial public events (2012, 2014 and 2016).

The inaugural 2012 Symposium brought eight internationally recognised sculptors from around the world to South Australia.  They carved, chipped and chiselled for 20 days at The Cedars to create the first eight sculptures commissioned by Hills communities.  Thousands of visitors came to watch.

The resulting first eight sculptures, now installed, are the beginning of a world-class Hills Sculpture Trail, which after three events will have 24 major pieces permanently placed in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.  These works will leave an enduring legacy of culture for future generations.

The line-up of sculptors for 2014 is a truly international affair with sculptors from Finland, Georgia, Bulgaria, New Zealand, France, Australia and Turkey.

Flinders supported the inaugural 2012 Symposium and support of this year’s event has enabled the provision of a shuttle bus service.  It will take visitors from the Hahndorf Academy to the Sculpture Symposium worksite every Saturday and Sunday and all of Easter between 10am and 3:30pm.

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