Sculpture Park

Visitors take great pleasure in a leisurely walk in the gallery grounds while viewing works by established artists such as Richard Tipping, John Turier and Trevor Weekes.

Three of the most recent sculpture park installations are by foremost contemporary Australian artists Janet Laurence, Jamie North and Richard Tipping. Laurence’s Ghost (2009), was inspired by the Eucalyptus citriodora that stood nearby until 2007. Layered elements of glass, imprinted with the tree’s image, and mirror-like steel evoke a memory of the tree and echo the immediate environment. North’s monumental and poetic Succession (2016) uses concrete forms that evoke the industrial heritage of this region and his own family history. Richard Tipping's Morning (2007), donated through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program by the artist in 2011 and unveiled in the sulpture park in 2016, explores the essential interrelatedness of landscape and memory in shaping our relationship to, and understanding of, the natural environment.

[image right] John Turier Aeolian Tree 2001, fibreglass, steel, terrazzo, concrete, bronze and local stones, 530 x 250 x 180cm, commissioned by Lake Macquarie City Council, 2001, supported by Arts NSW

Artwork: Aeolian tree 2001 by John Turier