The Broken Hill Sculptures, Living Desert, Broken Hill, New South Wales Australia. The Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium was originally suggested by Lawrence Beck, a Gosford based sculptor to then Broken Hill mayor Peter Black. Lawrence reckoned that Broken Hill had a strong reputation in painting, it did not have much in sculpture. At the suggestion of Neil McGurry, the then Tourism Development Manager for the city council, Sundown Hill in the then being developed Living Desert reserve was adopted as a suitable site.
Some 53 tonnes of limestone was located near Wilcannia and trucked to the site. It was brought up to the hilltop on a massive four-wheel drive front end loader. Originally thought to last just a few days, the symposium actually went for weeks. Generous support from the city council, the Arts Council, and numerous individuals, the project began on 1 April 1993 and was finished in May 1993. June 2016.
Below are pictures of just a few of the sculptures. More may be added as we go. It relies on getting pictures that are of good enough quality.
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