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Centennial Park Sculpture Trail

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Published September 29th 2022
More than ten beautiful sculptures

As one of South Australia's premier cemeteries, Centennial Park has many peaceful and reflective gardens within its 40-hectare grounds. The beauty of the park is further enhanced with over ten permanent sculptures created by some really talented artists.

cycle of life
Cycle of Life

You'll be greeted by Karl Meyer's Connection as you drive in via the Goodwood Road entrance. The artwork conveys human connection, togetherness, care and empathy. Further on, another of Karl's sculptures weaves and flows through space near the cafe and function rooms.

In the Weeping Rose Garden, there's a flame of remembrance with eucalyptus leaves, flowers and seed pods. Ruth Gregor has cleverly signified the cycle of life in this work of art. As a dedication to those who had made the ultimate sacrifice, Poppies by Everlon has sprung up not far from the cross of remembrance. Karen Genoff's three-piece monument also commemorates our service personnel.

Navigator 3
Navigator 3

Created by Peter Colbey using old farm machinery, the iconic Australian emu can be found towards the northeastern end of the park.

Between Martinique Grove and Charles Newman Garden is Ulysses by Brent Quilliam. The sculpture contains a message that can only be read from a specific standpoint. It symbolises the times in our lives when we need to have a change of perspective.

On the Manse Terrace side of the park, you'll find Chris Murphy's dandelion seed ball and The Greatest Muse by Brent Quilliam and Simon Farrow. Chris has also created Infinity to help remind us of all the fond memories we've had with loved ones in the past. Nearby, in Olive Terrace, is a larger-than-life urn by Chris Highcroft.

Make a Wish
Make a Wish

Lastly, Rita the Giraffe stands not far from the cross of sacrifice. James Hamilton has used floating butterflies to depict the giraffe slowly fading away. It is hoped that everyone who stops to admire the sculpture would feel joy, wonder and thoughtfulness.

Rita the Giraffe
Rita the Giraffe

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Why? More than ten beautiful sculptures
When: 7am - 7pm
Where: 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena
Cost: Free
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Love the Make a Wish. So real
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|533) 63 days ago
Been there many times. It is a lovely place.
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