Still Waters Clear Visions

Artwork: Path to the lighthouse 2005 by Claire Martin

Claire Martin Path to the lighthouse 2005, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Still Waters Clear Visions collection, donated by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Society, 2006 © the artist

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is located on the largest coastal saltwater lake in this country. One of the gallery’s main collection strategies since 1993 has been driven by a collection policy taking as its theme Still Waters, Clear Visions.

Not only does this policy reflect the importance of Lake Macquarie in the City’s identity, but also takes as inspiration the idea of water as a literal and metaphorical concept.

The sculpture park was originally conceived as part of this group of works and continues to develop within the gallery’s extensive grounds.