Utes in the Paddock
Condobolin’s Utes in the Paddock is a unique and quirky Australian exhibition that is gaining increased national attention.
The story goes...
While travelling Route 66 on a trip across the United States, Graham Pickles and his wife Jana were drawn to an unusually popular attraction named “Cadillac Ranch”, located in west Texas near Amarillo.
Intrigued by the ranch’s popularity, the “Utes in the Paddock” concept grew from a whimsical ‘what if’ seed... and in August 2007 the Utes team began working on the project.
Utes were donated by residents from the area who caught the ‘utes bug’ after learning that many of Australia’s most gifted outback artists were donating their time and talent to create this unique tribute to life in the bush.
Thousands of visitors have already travelled to Condobolin, drawn by the quirky outdoor gallery to discover and share in the celebration of outback life.
The gallery drives tourists into central west NSW from right across Australia and from overseas.
This is a unique display of art on the iconic "Holden Ute". There are currently 20 Utes on display painted by some of the best outback artists.
In 2020, Condobolin’s popular Utes in the Paddock were named "Best Sculpture Park or Trail" at the Australian Street Art Awards.