I represent many of Australias leading sculptors and we are just starting to explore the possibilities and opportunities in Europe and the States. Your site has proven invaluable when it comes to resourcing sculpture gardens throughout the world.
Australia National Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600
GPO Box 1150 Canberra,ACT 2601
On the grounds of the National Gallery in Canberra is a world class collection of over 20 outdoor metal sculptures by international, national and regional sculptors. In addition to the above web site I recommend that you also see http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/gardens/nga.html. This web site has photographs of some of the sculptures along biographies of of the artists. Work by sculptors are included in this wonderful collection: Maillol, Robert Stackhouse, Bert Flugelman, Meadmore, Bourdelle and Mark Di Suvero.
I would like to thank Libbey Coates for bringing this site to my attention. And kudos to Jane Hayden for initiating the strudent project at the Australia National University which produced the expanded web site relating to the the sculpture garden.
Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park
Fascinating island site directly across from downtown bustling Melbourne. Good site specific sculptures by Australian and British sculptors like Goldsworthy.
Gallery 460 and Sculpture Park
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460 Avcoa Drive
Green Point, Gosford (40 miles north of Sydney)
NSW 2251 Australia
Tel: (02) 4369 2111
A sculpture park for the dead and the nearly wed! What a great combination... My hat is off to directors: Norman Glenn and Roderick Bain. The sculpture park shares grounds with the Greenway Memorial Gardens. The 16 acre landscaped space is well maintained and professional in appearance. The gardens have open grassy areas, lakes, stream and bridges, surrounded by a tropical rain forest of deciduous and large Eucalyptus trees. It great location to display outdoor sculpture.
Large scale outdoor sculptures by leading Australian artists are well displayed. Greg Johns' steel "The Dance Continues" is 30 feet high and 25 feet in length and depth. This humongous work that echoes Chillida, was airlifted to the park by an Royal Australian Air Force helicopter. Other artists include Ron Gomboc, Bert Fleugelman, Anthony Pyror, Jan King, Michael Snape and that is just the beginning...
Come walk, and rest in the park temporarirly or otherwise.
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
Directors: Ron & Terrie Gomboc
50 James Road
Western Australia 6056
Tel: +61 8 9274 3996
Founded in 1982 by Ron & Terrie Gomboc, the commercial gallery and sculpture park are located on 4.5 heactares in the Swan Valley wine country. It is located 30 minutes from downtown Perth. Emphasis of the changing art and sculpture exhibitions, is to provide a place for emerging and established Australian artists to display their work. Recently they have added artists from other Pacific Rim countries, working in various media. There is an on-site bronze art foundry.
Inside Australia “Sculpture Park”
Menzies, Lake Ballard
West Australia, Australia http://www.antonygormley.com/viewphotoseries.php?photoseriesid=13&page=2&projectid=18 http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/staff/anthonybond/articles/2004/inside_australia
In this desert dry lake, gold mining ghost town, Anthony Gormley, got all 70 residents of Menzies, to strip down to their starkers, and spend 17 minutes, for full body MRI scans. Gormley says it was attempt to link the interior, the core of a person and the core of this geological space. He then reduced these digital figures to a third of their thickness, but their height and some body parts were left the same. There were a lot of bent penises and wonky breasts among the 51 cast steel sculptures.
In 1980, Gormley made several sculptures that marked out a way of thinking about the body in art, not looking at the body, but inhabiting the space of the body. Not representation but an affinity with the body. The Lake Ballard figures are clearly an extension of this effort.
Fifty one of the digital figures were made into molds, and cast into stainless steel sculptures. The locals seemed more interested in the $650,000 spent by the Perth 1993 International Art Festival to create these creatures, It’s a 500 mile drive from Perth to Menzies, and there only six rooms in the only pub B&B.
A faster way to get to Menzies, is from Kalgoorlie, which has an airport, for scheduled commercial flights, and is only a 70 mile drive to Menzies, Gormley donated the sculptures to the West Australian government several years ago. They are still there, waiting for your arrival.
Macquarie University Sculpture Park
Over 70 sculptures are on the grounds of the Macquarie University, the largest park of its kind in Australia. The collection emphasizes contemporary work of Australian sculptors. Brochures are available for self-guided tours. Erroll Davis, the founder and curator of the sculpture park, will assist in arranging guided tours.
Erroll Davis and I met at the Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan, where we were both winners of the Royal Ueno Purchase Award, 1989, in an international sculpture competition. Quite a few of his marvelous sculptures are on display around the Macquarie campus.
McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park
390 Mc Clelland Drive
Langwarrin, Victoria 3901
Tel: 03 9789 1671 firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Mc Clelland is located on 20 acres of landscaped bushland, one hour's drive from Melbourne. Near Frankston on the sea coast ,It is on the way to Mornington Peninsula vineyards. The gallery and sculpture park feature the work of leading Australian artists, including the Centre 5 Group.
Museum of Modern Art at Heide
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen, Melbourne,
Tel: 61-3 9850
Located on the Yarra River, the 6 acre sculpture park contains 20 sculptures by artists such as David Nash, Oppenheim and Wilson.
Sculpture by the Sea
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9357 1457
This annual event is scheduled on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney, Australia between October and November. Over 100 sculptures created by Australian and international sculptors are displayed on natural plinths overlooking the crashing sea. Over 300,000 visitors are expected to attend this year. Art on display is for sale and there is also a competition. The winning sculpture is donated to the Campbelltown City Council Art Gallery and Sculpture gardens by the Water Company.
Sculpture by the Sea is a unique experience for both artists and visitors. A "Sculpture in Public Places" symposium is held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in late October with international participating artists, curators and academics.
Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show
Priya Woolston, Curator
Australia Tel: 61 2 66867273
Located on the grounds of TP Health Ltd, a manufacturer of naturopathic
products, are over 80 contemporary sculptures by sculptors from the East Coast of Australia, especially the Northern Rivers region.The Sculpture Show is in its 10th year as an annual changing exhibition. This is in addition to the permanent collection which made up of the winning sculptures from prior shows. Open all year round, visitors are encouarged to wander through the 7 acre well landscaped botanical gardens, rain forest grove and The Spirit of Australia Tea Tree Maze. A pathway leads one through the sculptures on display. Ballina has an airport and is approximately 250 miles north of Sydney, and 20 mins drive south of Byron Bay.
Werribee Park Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award
Outdoor exhibition of 22 contemporary sculptures by 22 Leading Australian Sculptors including "Hut" by Karen Ward, winner of the Sculpture Award.
Wombarra Sculpture Garden
57 Morrison Avenue
Wombarra NSW 2515 Tel 612 4268-2695
Located in a tranquil rainforest garden, between the Illawarra escarpment and the Ocean, Wombarra Sculpture garden has over 35 outdoor sculptures on display. The sculptures are in all sizes and media, including stone, bronze, steel and concrete. Wombarra is an hour from Sydney by train or car. The park is open on weekends, call for hours.
Several of the sculptures are by Gaye Porter, who also has work on display at Macquarie University Sculpture Park.
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Tel: +64 9 372 8957
Just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland and you are on Waiheke Island, the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf. It is well worth the visit. The island is tourist destination from Auckland in high season. Over 17 sculptures, by regional artists, in a variety of media, can be seen in the park. The sculptures are on a 2 Km well marked trail. The park is a 30 minute car ride from the ferry landing. Details of how to get there are on their web site. The park is open by appointment only from October to Mid April. Remember our winter is their summer. A cottage on the grounds is available for rent.
Owners: Jo and John Gow.
Waitakaruru Arboretum & Sculpture Park
South of Auckland, on the North Island is this 42 acre arboretum and sculpture park. Planting started in 1991, to transform an abandoned quarry carved out of a Waikato hillside, into a well landscaped garden , ponds, waterfalls and sculpture exhibition area. Sculpture exhibitions are the result of charity fund rasing shows. A recent sculpture exhibition SCAPE:Sculpture-in-the-Landscape included the work of 40 local artists who displayed over 80 sculptures, all relating to specific sections of the landscape. SCAPE was the sixth sculpture exhibition in the old quarry.
Wellington Sculpture Trust
Level B, Central House
26 Brandon Street
Wellington, NZ Tel: +64 4 499 0056 email@example.com
The Wellington Sculpture Trust commissions quality, contemporary public sculpture to support creative arts in New Zealand and to enhance the cityscape and life style of Wellington, New Zealand's capital City, Fifteen sculptures, including one by Henry Moore, have been installed and another five before the end of 2006. The sculptures are scattered around the city. Their web site has an easy to read print map showing the locations. Nothing sleepy about Wellington.
Zealandia Sculpture Garden
Tim McWhannell, Director/Owner
138 Mahurangi West Road
Tel:+64 9 422 0099 firstname.lastname@example.org
Forty-five minutes north of Auckland, on the north Island, is a magical sculpture garden. Located in a pastoral New Zealand setting, Zealandia is the dramatic site for both contemporary art and architecture. The garden features the work of sculptor Terry Stringer, who was awarded Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2003. The website shows opening hours and contact details.