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Australia’s leading ‘art in nature’ experience features unique sculpture, stories and music by national and international artists along a 1.2km walk trail through pristine native forest.
- Activity:Bush Walking
- Suited For:Families
- Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
Every place has its hidden treasures...
Every Understory artwork has been specifically commissioned to respond directly to Northcliffe’s 'spirit of place'. Each work is a unique exploration of our human relationship with nature. These world-class artworks are the key to discovering the natural environment from a fresh perspective. When imagination is the guide – the heart is free to connect.
ABOUT US – SOUTHERN FOREST ARTS
Understory is managed by Southern Forest Arts - a 'not for profit' community cultural organisation. Understory and its companion, The Painted Tree Gallery, were established in November 2006, and are located within the award-winning eco-friendly Northcliffe Information & Visitor Centre. The Southern Forest Arts team are inspired by the diverse beauty of the ancient forests that surround Northcliffe, and the ingenuity and character of the individuals and community that live beneath the canopy. The group explores, celebrates and promotes the unique local identity of the region with imagination and heart.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO SEE
New artworks are added to the Understory trail regularly to ensure there is always something fresh for visitors to experience. The Gallery also showcases a range of exhibitions across the year featuring a wide range of media and themes, including state and national touring shows as well as work by local artisans.
AUDIO TOURS INCLUDED
Most visitors to Understory spend about an hour or hour and a half walking the trail and listening to a range of five MP3 audio tours (including interviews with participating artists, stories, poetry and music). There are also audio tours developed especially for children and youth.
Groups of ten+ are eligible for discount.
GUIDED TOURS AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Guided tours and creative workshops with local professional artists can be negotiated by prior booking through the Northcliffe Visitor Centre.
Children (aged 6-16) $6
Children (under 6) Free
Family (2 adults / 2kids) $30
Understory is a nationally unique art in nature experience that everyone can enjoy. Artworks are located along a 1.2km walk trail through pristine native forest.
- Suited For:Wheelchairs,Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
- Open days/Times:Open daily: 9am - 4pm
- Tour Duration:1 to 1.5 hours
- Tour Price:$0-$40
- Type:Sites & Trails,Tours
- Activity:Bush Walking
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
- Tour Locations:Northcliffe
Understory was originally called the Southern Forest Sculpture Walk. It is managed by Southern Forest Arts - a 'not for profit' community cultural organisation.
Over 50 nationally and internationally renowned creative professionals have participated in the project since first established in November 2006. New artworks are added regularly to ensure there is always something fresh for visitors to experience.
Most people spend one hour to one and a half hours walking the trail and listening to a range of five audio tours (including interviews with participating artists, stories poetry and music). There are also audio tours especially for children and youth.