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Art & Sole is now open to the public

Monday, 19 September 2022
Art & Sole is now open to the public

Art & Sole provides you with opportunities to explore, connect and move around Lilydale. Discover the natural beauty of Wurundjeri Country as you enjoy Art & Sole’s nine mapped walks that connect with other well-known trails and local services. 

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Starting at Poyner Reserve, experience the Wurundjeri story and sculpture of Bour-deet, created by Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Kim Wandin and Chris Joy. Bour-deet is inspired by the cumbungi which grow in the waterways on Country and have great cultural significance to the Wurundjeri people. Run your finger over the engravings on the reeds. These engravings represent ‘a visiting site on Country’.

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Use the seven wayfinding signs to navigate your journey around Lilydale West. Read or listen to Lilydale’s rich Wurundjeri Wandoon stories created by Wurundjeri Senior Elder Aunty Doreen Garvey Wandin and local historical stories curated by the Lilydale Historical Society.

The wayfinding signs direct you to nine local walking trails of various lengths and levels. These walks connect with other well-known trails in Lilydale and local services including schools, the shopping precinct and Lilydale Station. Each walk is named after Aunty Doreen’s Wurundjeri Wandoon narratives and has its own digital and downloadable map accessible via QR codes on the wayfinding signs.

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Need to increase your daily walking?

Visit the Art & Sole webpage to find out more about the benefits of walking, as well as easy tips to increase your steps and a range of local opportunities to help you get active.

Art & Sole is a collaborative project between Inspiro, Yarra Ranges Council and key community stakeholders, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Aboriginal Corporation and the Lilydale Historical Society. It's about "Walking on Country, connecting with our history and nurturing our body, mind and soul".

Tell us what you think!

Once you've had time to explore Art & Sole, we invite you to share your opinion on the newly installed Wurundjeri sculpture, our walking signs and Lilydale West's local walking routes. Please fill out this 10-minute survey (closing Sunday 16 October) to share your thoughts.