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the trail


The Trail is a painted sheet steel sculpture created by Michael Snapes, located on a hill in Sydney Park. It was defaced by repeated graffiti attacks and was suffering from corrosion of the steelwork.  


  • Assess the condition and recommend conservation treatment
  • Take paint samples to determine original paint colour
  • Remove sculpture from site to workshop
  • Grit blast sculpture to remove paint and corrosion
  • Assess post blasting and identify conservation treatment required
  • Make repairs and paint
  • Reinstall on site
  • Provide treatment report and maintenance recommendations  

For More Information

Visit the City of Sydney's 'City Art' webpage on this sculpture


City of Sydney  


Sculpture Conservation







    The Trail - BT (Web)       
                Before Treatment

    The Trail - DT (Web)    
                 During Treatment   

    The Trail - AT (Web)
                 After Treatment