Werribee Park Sculpture Walk
The Sculpture Walk is an intriguing and interpretive detour from the Australian history and heritage of Werribee Park.
The Sculpture Walk winds through the farm and riverine areas and features a collection of works by Australia's leading sculptors and selected winners of the national Helen Lempriere Award.
Launched in March 2004, the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk is a permanent home to previous winners of the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award and finalists. It is located within the grounds of Werribee Park and extends from the rear of the Chirnside Mansion to the newly created Riverine and orchard areas, taking advantage of the rustic and picturesque views.
The Helen Lempriere Award is the realisation of a bequest by the late Keith Wood, honouring his wife, Helen Lempriere. Helen Lempriere was one of Australia's leading female artist's in the mid 20th Century, attracting national and international acclaim for her painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Director of the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award and curator of the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk, Anne Robertson, says that the creation of this new sculpture experience is an example of how public interest in 3 dimensional art forms in Australia has increased in the past few years.
'The creation of this new attraction adds another level to the Werribee Park experience and no matter what time of the year that people visit, there will always be a sculpture exhibition in place. Additionally, with more than 100,000 people visiting the Mansion gardens alone every year, the exposure for these Australian artists is tremendous'.
There are 30 works in place including the past seven Lempriere Award winners.
Werribee Park is located only 25 minutes drive west of Melbourne via the Princes Highway. Melways Ref 201 D1.
Public transport is available on the Werribee Park Shuttle departing from Central Melbourne daily. For bookings please contact 03 9748 5094.
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