Art & Sculpture
Eden Gardens is the venue for an exciting new exhibition called Eden Unearthed. This is the largest collection of commissioned temporal artworks in Australia and combines the talents of both established and developing artists to create works that respond to the site specifically, working with the garden to interpret it in a unique and exciting way.
Artists can register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org All works are subject to a selection panel which includes Graham Forsyth, Allan Giddy and Trevor Weekes.
The display gardens at Eden are home to a significant private art collection by various notable artists including Avad Algaragholli, Rae Bolotin, Tony Davis, Michael Garth, Col Henry, Denese Oates, Jenny Orchard, John Turier and Trevor Weekes, who created The Eden Tree fountain and is currently working on Adam and Eve in the grotto.
You can visit the sculpture garden and children can complete a quiz as they walk around too.
The Folly, by Tony Davis questions the vagaries of what we build and the act of replacing sustainable native forests with plantations. It is fitting therefore that in is sited in a small formal area with Eden’s small forest. Folly explores human psyche and man’s relationships with nature and environment in the past and present.
Simon Ainsworth, said “It really was a perfect fit for the bed. I have been looking for a sculpture for ages for that specific spot, like years ages, and the nature of the work, being timber, the message on sustainable and non-sustainability and the size of the work and scale fits Eden.”
This triumphant timber obelisk is crafted from jarrah, corten steel, mild steel and radiata pine, and will rise up through the Populus simonii in a small courtyard alongside these trees. It took the best part of 3 months for Davis to construct once the concept and materials where all in place.
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