Tue 26 Apr 2016
Walk in the Clouds
1pm Sunday 1 May
Ross has a hill, but hasn’t had a lookout.
Now Ross will have a lookout on the hill, for residents to enjoy and visitors to discover the view.
Kim Peart and Jennifer Bolton have recently purchased land on the hill above Ross and plan to build a lookout there overlooking Tasmania’s magical heritage town.
“We are inviting one and all interested to come along and see the hill, and take in the panorama around Ross from the hill.” said Mr Peart.
An event described as ~ Walk in the Clouds ~ will happen at 1pm on Sunday 1 May.
Participants are invited to meet at the top end of High Street, below the reservoir, and dress warm.
There is a great view to Ben Lomond and the mountains of the Central Highlands, as well as the surrounding farmlands.
“We are inviting astronomers to watch the stars from Ross, and plan to include an astronomy clubhouse behind the lookout.” Kim said.
In time there may be real astronomy happen on the hill, with a serious astronomical instrument.
Visitors on the day will be shown a proposed sculpture trail around the top of the hill, with some examples of what will happen there.
At one location along the trail we look to the prospect of an art gallery and cafe, which would be a boon for Ross and add to the attraction of a visit to the hill.
We look toward artists retreats happening in Ross, where artists and writers may find inspiration among the history and farms.
We would love to hear from sculptors who need a place to exhibit their work, especially with a view to making sales.
Once our vision is established, visitors to the hill will be able to find a work of sculpture for their business, home and garden, or commission a new work.
Sculptures made and available for sale will be displayed on our website.
"Among the farms of Ross, we will be farming art.” Mr Peart said.
Could Ross become the home of a Mona of the Midlands?