The arid landscape is a perfect setting for the dozens of sculptures that have been installed by renowned artists from across Australia and overseas
The 403 acre property is privately owned by South Australian sculptor Greg Johns. The sculptures cover an area of approximately 5kms - mostly covering the hilltops.
The brown rocky hills are a terrific natural gallery for the amazing artworks. Visitors are encouraged to stroll at their leisure and stop and enjoy each of the installations. There are places to rest, places to have a picnic lunch, to fill up with water and places to simply absorb the beauty of the landscape.
But don't stress if you don't get time to visit the sculptures in the next couple of weeks. The sculptures will be open to the public during the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival in July and August.
For some this is a better time of year to visit. The cooler winter weather means an easier traverse of the hills and walking trails and there is the added bonus of an open pit fire and campfire type setting for all to enjoy. Just bring your esky with food and drink. Pop your food onto the fire, go for a walk and view the sculptures (or just take a seat and relax) and then enjoy your meal when it's cooked.
Ambulant people only. A medium level of fitness is required. There are steep paths and uneven trails and they are not suitable for walkers, wheelchairs or prams. Lifts to the peak are available at the landowners discretion. Please ask nicely :)
What to take:
Sensible walking shoes, sunscreen, water, hat, food and your camera. A first aid kit, a toilet and water are available at the Hut at the top of the hill
What's not allowed:
Please note that smoking, dogs and other pets are not permitted anywhere on the property
Palmer Sculpture Biennial map (map courtesy of Team Rowell)