Regional Sculpture Collection

Mid-Western Regional Council has a large sculptural component to its public art collection with a range of sculptural works using a variety of materials and techniques on display across the region.

 Steered by the Mid-Western Cultural Development Committee, this collection reflects our natural and cultural heritage, engages with our community and adds value to our infrastructure, attractions and public amenity.

 Council is committed to developing this public art program and encourages the participation in and appreciation of art by our communities.

Temporary exhibitions are also on display at the Mudgee Regional Library on Market St Mudgee. 

Council is committed to continue adding to its public art collection throughout the region.  If you would like more information about works or where they have been installed, please contact Council on 6378 2850.

Sculpture Sites

 Lawson Park West

Lawson Park – Mudgee

Take a cultural wander along the riverbank of Lawson Park West in Mudgee. The majority of sculptures installed in Lawson Park have been selected from works showcased at the annual Sculptures in the Garden event.

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 A Shared Heart

 

Mid-Western Regional Council Administration Building – Mudgee – (Short St Entrance)

 ‘A shared heart’ by John Price - Purchased in 2015

This piece was acquired from the Rylstone Wood Symposium held in 2015 and was created using only a chainsaw. This sculpture is installed at the rear of Council’s Mudgee Administration Building on Short St.

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 Travelling Australia

 

Glen Willow Arboretum – Mudgee

 ‘Travelling Australia‘ by David Doyle - Purchased in 2015

This installation of thirty-two pieces celebrates iconic places often visited when travelling around Australia.

To view this work take a short walk over the Glen Willow footbridge to the arboretum.

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 Hands Together

 

People’s Park – Gulgong

 ‘Hands together’ by Keith Chidzey - Purchased in 2015

Keith Chidzey is a sculptor and land artist who is driven and inspired by imaginative juices flowing from the beautiful creation of this world. This manifests in various forms, such as highlighting environmental responsibility, prophecy through art, and promoting social justice issues.

Large in scale this sculpture doubles as a bench for patrons of the park.

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 Sentinel

 

Rocky Park – Rylstone

 ‘Sentinel’ by Ian Bell - Purchased in 2015

Ian Bell draws most of the ideas for his work from the ocean. The forms of the natural world, such as the graceful dance of a manta ray, or the immense power of a whale’s tail slap, are his source of inspiration.

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 Water Birds

 

Sammy’s Flat - Rylstone (eastern side of the footbridge crossing the Cudgegong River)

 ‘Water birds’ by Nardja Williams - Purchased in 2015

 Nardja Williams is a Central Coast-based sculptor who was inspired by the diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna in her travels around Australia. She has a BA in Creative Arts and a BA in Art Education.

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 Bucket List

 

Between Rylstone & Kandos – Opposite Rathdowney

 ‘Bucket list’ by Rhonda Castle - Purchased in 2015

Local to the region Rhonda Castle was raised in Kandos. Her works integrate stainless steel, Corten, Sandstone, acrylic and found objects. She explores and experiments with the use of these materials and techniques to produce sculptures that aim to convey emotional energy through form.

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 Shaping Embarrassment

 

Town Square - Kandos

 ‘Shaping embarrassment’ by Ana Paula Luna (Mexico) - Purchased in 2015

Ana Paula Luna lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico. She started sculpting at the age of 16, and bases her work on inlaid materials, “as a way of inserting soul into the inanimate objects of everyday life”. She has also studied African traditional sculpture.

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