With the last few months at Newenham seeing a range of exciting milestones, we are thrilled to add another with the instalment of Chinese sculptor, Lui Yang’s ‘The Sculptors’ at Newenham.
Yang was commissioned by Burke Urban to create the work of art especially for Newenham, by blending the themes of urban tranquillity and modern Australian living.
The unique piece is part of the ‘Hills Sculpture trail’ through Mount Barker, featuring a small collection of sculptures starting at Newenham. The trail continues with two sculptures in Keith Stephenson Park, another at Auchendarroch House and winding down Gawler Street with a sculpture at each end, before a final instalment at Williams Road.
Sculptures have become a regular sight throughout the Adelaide Hills, and so the instalment of our very own sculpture on Newenham Parade gives us a real sense of establishment.
The sculpture is made of two pieces of stone, signifying according to Yang, a harmony and balance and sharing of ideas and feelings with one another – in other words, perfect for a timeless setting where people and their happiness and wellbeing are paramount.
Yang initially prepared the piece at the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium held at Sir Hans Heysen’s homestead, ‘The Cedars’, in Hahndorf in 2017.
He selected Sellicks Hill Marble as his preferred stone, to give the sculpture its own unique characteristics and textures. Titled ‘The Sculptors’, it will take pride of place at the beginning of the Mount Barker mini sculpture trail.
Positioned overlooking the creek in a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy, the piece has become part of the natural and harmonious landscape.
It is reminiscent of our own legacy, to establish a balance between man-made and the local environment – and to create a community sensitive to and shaped by its natural surrounds.
Along with many of our latest milestones, from welcoming our first residents last year, to planting our very first verge in July, we are honoured to be involved in welcoming ‘The Sculptors’ to the hills. We encourage you to come and see the world-class creation for yourself.
How can I visit the sculptures?
The entire Hills Sculpture Trail extends from Milang to Mount Torrens, with 26 sculptures installed across the stunning Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula landscape, linking regions, art and people.
For a full map of the locations of these sculptures in Mount Barker and surrounding hills, visit the Hills Sculpture Trail website.
If you’d like to learn more about joining our engaging community and securing your own piece of land at Newenham, call our Sales Consultant, Ben Walker on 0429 107 497 or visit the Sales & Information Centre, open every day from 12 – 5pm at 164 Flaxley Road, Mount Barker.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Newenham and show you this beautiful pocket of the Adelaide Hills.