How exciting! The Hello Koalas are coming to Campbelltown in April!
Yes, that’s right. Those of us who’ve followed the trail past Frankie Firefighter, Charlie the Botanic Horticulturist, Koalasaurus Max, Granny Square, Tully the Celtic Koala and their friends at Port Macquarie can now experience this award winning public art project right here.
We aren’t sure who is coming as yet, but six of the fibreglass koala sculptures from Port Macquarie will be carefully delivered to go on display at places across the city.
The Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan will also host 16 of the one-metre sculptures, which are all designed and painted by Australian artists blending themes of the arts, culture, heritage and the environment.
“We’re delighted to welcome this unique attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to the Port Macquarie region each year, to Campbelltown for the first time,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“It’s especially fitting that this exhibition would visit our city in the lead up to the first anniversary of our Koalatown program that combines all the work we are doing as a community to conserve and protect our healthy and increasing koala population,” Cr Brticevic said.
The sculptures will be on display from 1 – 30 April at:
- The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan Connections Garden
- Campbelltown City Council Administration Building
- Campbelltown Arts Centre
- Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre
- Ingleburn Library
People can download a trail guide from The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan website, from Council’s website and in hard copy from the garden’s visitor centre and any of Council’s facilities.
The Campbelltown Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and Hello Koalas.