Art lovers can always find things to do in Sydney but not many people may know that Macquarie University, an Australian teaching and research university has a sculpture park in its campus. Macquarie University Sculpture Park was established in 1992. The University's sculpture collection is exhibited across the entire campus, and focuses upon works by contemporary Australian sculptors with some international sculptors featured too.
The collection aims to show a variety of styles, materials and techniques showing works in sandstone, limestone, concrete,
steel, stainless steel, painted steel, bronze, copper and ceramics.
At close to 130 sculptures on display, the park has recently been divided up into four distinct walks for visitors - Western
Walk, Central Circuit, Eastern Walk and Lakeside Trail.
Visitors are welcome and self guided tours can be taken at any time can even book a guided tour by contacting the art gallery.
During summers, generally twilight tours are arranged for the visitors who want to see the park. The hour long tour will consist of a walk through a section of the Sculpture Park each week with commentary and anecdotes about the sculptures and the campus.
The Sculpture Park is now part of Ryde Council's guided walks series. So keep an eye out for the free guided walk schedules being published.