Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - Sculpture Exhibition & Trail, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges.
Visit our winery until 31st March 2019, and wander through a trail of discovery, exploring 25 hand-crafted works of art.
Leading local, national and international sculptors have signed up to participate, some of whom have their pieces exhibited at the likes of The Met Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House and many other prominent spaces around Australia and the world.
Commencing at the cellar door, start your experience by tasting some of our award-winning wine. Grab yourself a bottle or two along with a trail map then head off exploring, glass in hand! It’s the perfect way to wile away a morning or afternoon.
Varying in scale, material and story, a majority of the sculptures have been created in artist studios dotted throughout our region or hand-crafted onsite by our artist-in-residence.
And this is where Art in the Vines sets itself apart, because we’ve engaged Austrian sculptor Andreas Buisman (Austria) to physically create his sculptures at the winery.
A series of workshops will also form part of the Art in the Vines program - please see Events & Workshops for more information.
With the backdrop of our vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing a spectacular setting, this is an unparalleled exhibition and winery experience.
Entry to the exhibition is free and we’re open 7 days a week (except Christmas day) from 10am to 5pm.
Bronze casting with Anton Hasell
Join renowned sculptor Anton Hasell in a rare and unique opportunity to create your own bronze sculpture.
Being delivered as part of Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery, the object of this workshop experience is to introduce participants to the world of bronze casting sculptural forms, and the techniques Anton used to create his sculpture ‘Red Running Tiger’, which is currently on exhibition at Art in the Vines.
Work with wax to model a small scaled shape of your choice as sculptures (perhaps a wine glass or bell), to be cast into bronze. The workshop will introduce you to the processes and provide information that will enable you to make your sculpture, and will also give you the information required to have your work cast at larger scales than is possible in the workshop.
Due to the nature of this workshop, it will be held across four days on two weekends.
Day 1 – Saturday, 2 March 2019
Introduction to the history of bronze casting
Introduction to modelling in wax directly and modelling in clay to mould and cast wax sculpture
Day spent making sculptures to be cast in bronze
Day 2 – Sunday, 3 March 2019
Finalising wax forms from direct modelling or via moulding processes
Preparing the wax sculpture to receive the metal (‘runnering-up’ waxes)
Demonstration of the ceramic shell casting materials and processes
2 week break while each wax sculpture is processed by Anton through the ceramic shell method in preparation for casting.
Day 3 – Saturday, 16 March 2019
Casting day: pouring the bronze into each ceramic shell mould
Breaking out the bronze from the shell
Fettling the casting
Day 4 – Sunday, 17 March 2019
Chasing bronze sculpture
Patination of bronze sculpture
Finishing and presentation of bronze sculpture
Each participant will be allocated 1 kilogram of bronze for their sculpture. A gourmet picnic lunch box matched with our award-winning wine is also included for each day of the workshop.
When: Saturday, 2 March 2019
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Saturday, 16 March 2019
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Please note that the operation of this workshop is subject to a minimum number of participants. Hanging Rock Winery is not liable for any costs incurred by participants if the workshop does not proceed.