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Art around the wetlands

Download the Winton Wetlands Visitor Map for the full list of Art in the Landscape locations or pick up a copy from the Mokoan Hub & Café.

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Steeped in a rich historical tapestry, the integration of art into Winton Wetland’s landscape has added an interpretive layer to the site, driven by the surrounding environment and community – past, present and future. Prominent artists such as Andrew J Bourke, Troy Firebrace and Guido Van Helton have told stories inspired by the landscape, on a canvas uniquely “Mokoan”.

During your next visit, make sure to explore the extensive art trail and unravel the history and ecological aspects entwined in the reserve. The Mokoan Hub & Cafe’ makes a perfect starting point.

See also Sculpture Walk and Artists on the Wetlands

Featured Works

In 2019 Andrew J Bourke painted ‘The Sanctuary’ mural in the Mokoan Hub & Café during Wall to Wall Festival. This piece, depicting a Lace Monitor and Growling Grass Frog, expresses the current conservation ideals of the restoration project.

The famous North East Victoria Silo Art Trail Water Tank, painted by Guido Van Helten in 2016, showing three local Country Fire Authority volunteers, has proved most popular for its unique situation in the site, nestled amongst throws to European and Aboriginal history and the eerie backdrop of spindly River Red Gums.

Taking in a self-drive Art in the Landscape tour, you’ll also experience what it’s like to swim with the fish painted on the trees at Boggy Bridge Road, explore the Water Gallery at Ashmeads Swamp and find Hilda Bain’s portrait at The Lunette.

Hilda Bain painting at Winton Wetlands

Mokoan Living Heritage

Winton Wetlands in association with the Winton Wetlands Creatives is proud to present a series of activities in support of the Benalla Heritage Festival 2024.

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Art at the Wetlands

Winton Wetlands inspire art ‘extravaganza’ Wetlands are often a source of inspiration for artists and other creative types – and this year it seems more

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artist painting mural

Wall-to-Wall at Winton Wetlands

Renowned street artist Andrew J Bourke (Sirum) will be at the wetlands this weekend to turn the main interior café wall into an eco-inspired masterpiece, capturing the ecological essence of the site.

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Calendar Art Competition

$100 vouchers up for grabs, as well as the chance to have the artwork featured in the 2019 Winton Wetlands calendar Simply enter the Winton

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