Sunset Sculptures

A couple standing next to a sculpture watching the sunset

 

Broken Hill has long been known as a centre of excellence for the art of painting. Lawrence Beck, a Gosford based sculptor, proposed holding a Symposium to add sculpture to Broken Hill’s art culture. 53 tonnes of sandstone were transported from the Wilcannia area to the Living Desert State Park.

Work on the site commenced in low key circumstances on 1st April, 1993 and ended with national media coverage in the third week of May 1993. During this period the lonely hilltop was transformed into an artwork of international standing and the City of Broken Hill and the Australian Outback had obtained a new icon.

Broken Hill City Council was the principal sponsor with additional funds supplied by the Australia Council through their grants program for developing Aboriginal art.

The citizens of Broken Hill generously contributed tools, scaffolds and, ultimately, money.

Please note: The Sculptures can be accessed by road or a 900m walking trail from the Living Desert Picnic Area.

 

SCULPTURES OPENING TIMES

Summer months (Dec-Feb): 6.00am to approx. half hour after sunset.

Remaining months: 8.30am to approx. half hour after sunset.

Note: The area may be closed periodically for maintenance. Please check exact closing times with the Visitor Information Centre staff.