About 30 years ago after doing ceramics, Ainsley decided to try oil painting to …
One of the true treasures of the Loddon Valley is Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures; a two-acre open-air gallery sent within an oasis of ornamental trees and exotic birds.
The property and 1920s family homestead are a treat to visit, but John’s remarkable works leave the lasting impression. At the height of the drought, around the year 2000, John had time to clean up around the family farm and found 600 rusty spanners in the process. He began welding the old tools together to make small ornaments, but his new-found talent quickly evolved. John has since collected more than 100,000 spanners, crafting them into dozens of larger-than-life, awe-inspiring sculptures.
The Coach House Gallery in Wedderburn is a thriving arts hub featuring a rich program of local artists’ work. Discover the creative talents of the region in this gallery beside the town’s General Store Museum, and shop for art and craft.
The region proudly fosters a collection of public works to celebrate history and culture. Look out for sculptures and mosaics as you tour the Loddon Valley towns.