Media Release

Mountain to Mouth reveals 2016 artist line up

Walking Circle Stamp

Walking Circle Stamp

With Mountain to Mouth 2016 just around the corner, Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk has announced its 2016 artist line up, following an extensive artist call out late last year.

Artists from the Geelong region will be involved in the creation of 12 “Walking Circles” – which will be located at stations along the 80km journey from the You Yangs mountain range, to the mouth of the Barwon River, at Barwon Heads.

Tasked with a theme of “AIR”, artists are to create ephemeral artworks inspired by traditional labyrinth designs, that explore themes or issues facing the Geelong region. Arts & Culture Portfolio holder Councillor Andy Richards said the multi award-winning Extreme Arts Walk will showcase some of our region’s best artistic talent.

“Renowned artist, Glenn Romanis is set to create 'Banjo Ray' at Swan Bay - a large temporary basalt installation, that will be an ode to the many majestic creatures which reside in Swan Bay.”

“Interdisciplinary artist, Mirjana Margetic will install a sculptural installation 'Grey Tree' at Christies Road, Leopold which will invite and provoke people’s understanding of the environmental issues facing Geelong.”

“Jennifer McElwee will develop a walking circle on the Barwon River called 'Lost River View'  that draws inspiration from von Guérard’s iconic View of Geelong painting whilst Merinda Kelly and students from Deakin University will take people on a 'pop archaeology dig' at Moorpanyal Park.”

“These artists will be joined by other exciting and dynamic Geelong region based artists.” For more information about the walk and for a full artist listing: please visit


Mountain to Mouth is a two day “journey of discovery” across the Geelong region on 6 – 7 May 2016 – an 80km walk from the You Yangs mountain range, crossing Geelong’s industrial heartland at nightfall and arriving into the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark, central Geelong’s pop up night of arts.

At dawn the next day, walkers follow the Barwon River through rolling Bellarine farmland. Tired legs have the option of riding a historic Bellarine Railway locomotive service across the Bellarine peninsula - or just keep walking – with all participants then walking along ocean beach to reach river mouth at sunset. Register now.