Baw Baw’s biggest art hunt

One of Baw Baw Shire''s most impressive pieces of public art - the Neerim Bower sculpture.

By Jessica Anstice

A treasure hunt has been launched in the Baw Baw Shire to encourage the community and visitors to identify pieces of public artwork across the region.

Towns throughout the municipality are home to different pieces of public art, including sculptures, statues, murals, paintings and any other artistic form.

The Hidden Treasures Hunt aims to broaden Baw Baw Shire Council’s public art register and assess the condition of each piece to develop an ongoing inspection and maintenance program.

“We know Baw Baw Shire is home to authentic and creative public art, from the Neerim Bower sculpture to Festival Lane in Drouin,” Baw Baw Shire mayor Danny Goss said.

“This is a great opportunity for our community and visitors to the region take a closer look at our parks, streetscapes and buildings and share photos of the public art that they find.”

To participate in the treasure hunt, download the Snap Send Solve app onto your smart phone and start searching for local pieces of art.

Whoever submits the most pieces of public art will receive two double passes to a show of their choice at West Gippsland Arts Centre and a $100 Albert and Smith meal voucher. Runner-up prizes are also available.

To be eligible to win, all images must be of public art located on public land in Baw Baw Shire.

Submissions close 31 March.

For more information visit www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/hiddentreasureshunt

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