The Long Paddock stock stories take over Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

CONTEMPLATING PAST AND FUTURE: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery manager Stephen Payne with one of the works from The Long Paddock. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

CONTEMPLATING PAST AND FUTURE: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery manager Stephen Payne with one of the works from The Long Paddock. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

The travelling stock routes (TSRs) are a site of many rich memories for generations of Wagga families. 

From Indigenous traditional owners, to graziers and conservationists, diverse perspectives are explored through The Long Paddock at Wagga Art Gallery. 

TSRs are publicly accessible Crown lands. An active NSW government review will decide their future. 

Gallery manager Stephen Payne said the exhibition has allowed them to “expand beyond the traditional art crowd.” 

“We’ve had people come through whose fathers and grandfathers were drovers. It’s brought back a lot of memories,” he said. 

“We’re hoping people will be inspired to submit to the state government to express desires for what should happen with the land in the future.”  

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