Located on 5 hectares of leafy grounds, the Sculpture Park includes work by local and national artists. Launched with the installation of Richard Tipping’s Hear the art and Ted Prior’s Love boat in 1996, the Sculpture Park has continued to develop.
The park currently comprises sixteen sculptures by artists Jamie North, Richard Tipping, Nigel Helyer, Janet Laurence, Fatu Feu’u, John Turier, Braddon Snape, Graham Gilchrist, Ted Prior, Susan Morris and Trevor Weekes.
Laurence’s Ghost (2009), was inspired by the Eucalyptus Citriodora that stood nearby until 2007. Layered glass imprinted with the tree’s image and mirror-like steel induce 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.
To discover more about these works download the Sculpture Park brochure and Discovery Trail for families and enjoy a leisurely walk in the museum grounds. Sculpture Park is also a perfect place for a picnic.
Sculpture Park self-guided resources:
Sculpture Park guide(PDF, 7MB)
Sculpture Park activity guide for families(PDF, 14MB)
The Tree Trail:
The Tree Trail features ten beautiful specimen trees from across Australia and beyond, dotted around MAC yapang's Sculpture Park on the shores of Lake Macquarie.
Follow the Tree Trail using the self-guided resource provided to learn about the history of tree planting at this iconic site, and the ten tree species that are showcased.
The Tree Trail is a project of ReLeaf Lake Mac and part of the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance. This project was developed with funding from a Lake Macquarie City Council Community Environment Grant.
Tree Trail guide(PDF, 6MB)
Image: Jamie North. Succession (detail) 2016. cement, steel, steel slag, coal ash, oyster shell, organic matter 450 x 90cm (diam.).On loan, courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney © the Jamie North, licenced by Viscopy