See sculptures by world renowned artist Antony Gormley at one of Western Australia’s most unusual and remote cultural attractions – Inside Australia –Antony Gormley Sculptures.
The artwork is a collection of 50 black steel sculptures standing over 10 square kilometres of the white salt plain of Lake Ballard about a 40 minutes drive from the town of Menzies.
Each sculpture represents one of the 131 local residents, whose bodies were scanned for casts.
The work was developed as part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Perth International Arts Festival.
So, what’s the meaning behind these bizarre sculptures? Gormley has said he wanted to find the human equivalent for the geology of the salt lakes.
Tours regularly visit the artworks, or you can drive there yourself.
The best times to see the work is in the early morning or late afternoon. Allow at least two hours to walk around the entire installation and always walk with a friend as the heat can be extreme.
Inside Australia also forms part of the self drive Golden Quest Discovery Trail which takes in ghost towns and historic sites north of Kalgoorlie.
Menzies is about an hour and a half drive from Kalgoorlie.Visit Website