Friday 27 August
The trail has 40 sculptures spread along 209 km of bush road to Lake Dunn and various cattle properties. Bitumen - 67 km and dirt 142km, but definitely worth the nuisance of dust and corrugations.
Local property manager and artist, Milynda Rogers has created 40 unique sculptures since about 2013.
To quote Milynda, aka Scrape Metal Sheila, "It didn't start out as a sculpture trail. It began with me putting one sculpture on the road because I didn't know where else to put it."
Each sculpture depicts an animal or aspect of Outback life, using rusting recycled and upcycled odds and ends, mostly found in the local area.
Milynda and her husband Daryl manage Boongoondoo Station, owned by the pastoral company Clark and Tait. The 50,000 hectares run 4000 head of Santa Gertrudis cattle. [in a good year.] Milynda is also Deputy Mayor of the Barcaldine Council.
Milynda has lived most of her life in the outback, working on properties in the Northern Territory and Western Queensland. She has now lived at Boogoondoo for 25 years and last year developed a business from her sculptures.
You may be interested in reading more about Milynda via these links. I find her incredibly inspiring.