The final submission deadline is fast approaching for the Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail, this weekend at noon on Sunday, July 12.
Artist entries for the trail in Wauchope were originally opened in June 16. The project is being funded through the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund and in-kind contribution from Port Macquarie Hastings Council.
The project is designed to bring the history of the area to life on the Foreshore Walk, alongside the Hastings River to Rocks Ferry Reserve.
Wauchope Parkrun director Tracey Eastwood said any additional artwork may bring 'Parkrun tourists' to run the free 5km community fun run alongside the river in Wauchope.
"Additional artwork or something special would be another draw card to Parkrun," she said.
"People do travel to Parkruns they haven't been to before and it's always lovely to see different courses to distract yourself while running.
"It will be nice because it is such a beautiful spot beside the river. We already have the bridge there which the kids love seeing the train go over, but if there was an art walk along the way it would be lovely."
Wauchope Parkrun is usually held each Saturday morning but has been on hold due to coronavirus since March 14. It would have celebrated a fourth anniversary on July 10.
Sculptures for the trail have been directed to depict the history of Wauchope with a focus of life on the river, Aboriginal and colonial history creative interpretation.
Artists can produce sculptures and creative seating for the Wauchope community to enjoy. A reference group with representatives from Bunyah Local Aboriginal Land Council, Wauchope Chamber of Commerce, Wauchope District Historical Society, Hastings Co-op and Council staff are overseeing the designs.
Artists can submit their expression of interest to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and secure a place by emailing project officer of public art, Denis Juelicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.