The Coast to Vines Rail Trail extends from coastal Adelaide to urban areas south of Adelaide through to the regional wine precinct known as the Southern Vales. Signs which captured the history and unique features of the area were placed along the trail many years ago. The signs have not aged well and are overdue for replacement.
Visual artist and student David Hume approached City of Onkaparinga proposing a collaboration towards a project which repurposes derelict signs into visual art pieces.
Funded by the Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant, David is proposing to replace several derelict signs located along the Coast to Vines Rail Trail (Shiraz Trail section). This signage currently displays information about the Willunga Rail Line and surrounding flora and fauna. Rather than removing the current signs, it is proposed they be replaced with artwork designed by David Hume. The final artwork will take into consideration the surround environment and community feedback.
During stage 1 (Shiraz Trail section) of the project 4 signs have been selected to be upgraded, with plans to upgrade all signs at a later date. The council has undertaken consultation on the project and is currently assessing the feedback.