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 and 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, ask Visitor's Services for a free Sculpture Park Discovery Trail for families and enjoy a leisurely walk in the museum grounds. The lakeside Sculpture Park is also a perfect place for a picnic.