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A sculpture `The Performers` commemorates the centenary of the Box Hill Artists Camp.

The Box Hill artists’ camp was a site in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia favoured for plein air painting in the late 1880s by a group of artists who were part of a movement that later became known as the Heidelberg School.

In the summer of 1885/86, Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin set up a tent on the site near Damper Creek (now Gardiners Creek) on the property of David Houston, about a mile south of the railway station. At this time the area was relatively untouched bush.


Address:Station Street, Box Hill Mall, Box Hill, 3128
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.819222
Long: 145.123509
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1885
Approx. Event End Date:1985
Monument Designer:Anthony Pryor


Front Inscription

This artwork commemorates the centenary of the founding of the Box Hill Artists' Camp on the banks of Gardiners Creek, Box Hill South in 1885.

Unveiled by Councillor Ian Buckingham,Chairman - Box Hill Art Advisory Committee.

Sculptor - Anthony Pryor.

Source: VMR
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