Four artists specialising in public art commissions have been shortlisted through an expression of interest process to develop concept designs for the Signature Art Feature in the Sapphire Gemfields Interpretive Trail.
The artists will all be visiting the Sapphire Gemfields community as part of the concept design development process and they’d love to hear your stories and ideas.
If you’d like to be put in contact or have a meeting with them in the first week of January 2017, please contact your Sapphire Gemfields Steering Committee representatives.
- Ewan Letts (Chair) from Blue Gem Caravan Park at Sapphire on (07) 4985 4162
- Kim Tompson (Secretary) from Gemfields Museum 0407 760 001
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The Sapphire Gemfields Interpretive Trail project is a significant investment initiative in the development of regional tourism infrastructure. It aims to enhance the visitor’s experience through educational and learning opportunities in the interpretation of geological features, history, culture and the fossicking process.
Key elements of the Sapphire Gemfields Interpretive Trail project include:
- One large, high quality, attention grabbing signature art feature, reflective of the local region;
- Five large interpretive nodes in a series of covered panels across each of the four townships of Anakie, Willows Gemfields, Sapphire and Rubyvale and in addition to the signature art feature, and;
- Thirty smaller interpretive place markers, used to convey key information and stories, located at points of interest or significance throughout the Sapphire Gemfields.
These components will be supported by geo-caching and smart phone enabled technology to enhance the tourist experience as well as tourism signage.
This project is jointly funded by council and the Australian Government’s Tourism Demand- Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program, administered by the Queensland Government’s Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games. The total budget is $590 000.