Writer, Sculptor and Central Coast local Pete Rush’s giant sculptures appear when you least expect it: and are a Central Coast sensation. From roadside creations to driftwood sculptures consumed by the tide, Central Coast Sculptor Pete Rush’s works are created using natural materials from the surrounding area where the sculpture is constructed. His work Snow Monkey, for example, popped up in the water at Long Jetty in 2020, was made using dried sea grass washed onto the shore of the lake, lasted just a few days: others have lasted much longer.
The joy of hunting for Rush’s work is that you’ll never know where one might pop up next. He often creates and reveals work online without revealing the exact location- and following in the footsteps of his sculpture trail is a great way to get to know parts of the Central Coast you’ve never visited.
Photo opportunity: The chance to spend the weekend surrounded by art and stunning scenery.
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Take a trip into the Central Coast's hinterland and marvel at the natural beauty of the lush pastures, windy roads and serene scenery. Admire Rush's huge sculpture with all its intricate details before letting your creative juices flows at a pecan farm. Enjoy the taste of local produce cooked with love followed by a hands-on working farm experience. The day wouldn't be complete without a night under the stars surrounded by the magic of nature.
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The hub of the universe
Awake relaxed and fill your belly with a breakfast of local hinterland produce. A short drive brings you into a hidden gem where you'll find another incredible Rush sculpture on the banks of the Hawkesbury and a chance to take in the beauty of this quiet little hub. Tuck into a river side feast at the general store before getting acquainted with your hiking boots and hearing all about the historic tales of years gone by as you meander bush tracks or take a watercolour painting class.
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This article was originally authored by Shaney Hudson, as part of a Love Central Coast grant project brought to you by Destination Central Coast, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. To maintain accuracy, some editorial changes may have been made since publication.