Meeting Broken Hill's many artists is a unique experience and all it takes is opening the door to any of the city's 30-plus galleries. They range from the civic splendour of the Broken Hill
Regional Art Gallery to more intimate offerings that are part of artists' homes and studios.
Explore the Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum, housed in the beautifully restored former Bond Store, made from locally quarried stone in 1892. The facility presents information on the formation of the world's largest deposit of silver lead and zinc, as well as displaying a world class collection of Broken Hill minerals. The museum is also home to the iconic 'Silver Tree' once owned by Charles Rasp, the boundary rider who pegged out the first Broken Hill mining lease with his partners.
Among many creative initiatives in Broken Hill, one stands out against the landscape with special drama, particularly at sunset. The Living Desert Sculptures are a celebration of the region's powerful connection between art and environment.
Visit www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au for more information on attractions, history, museums, galleries, walk-, bus- and 4WD tours.