Take a walk and discover the carved sandstone sculptures in the park.

Created in 2000 as part of the Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture Project, each sculpture depicts the seed pod of a native plant that can be found around the lake. 

About the Project

The Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture project began with the idea to create the first of several sculpture parks throughout the Blue Mountains, with permanent and changing artworks on public land. Sculpture parks or indeed any other art in public spaces are signposts of artistic communities, local involvement and pride.

Public art in general enhances the natural or built environment, takes art out of the Gallery and into the open, for everyone to enjoy and interact with. The Blue Mountains was nominated for World Heritage Listing, for its natural beauty, and at the same time became the ‘City of the Arts’, due to its large and varied arts community.

As a response to both, it was an obvious choice to use sandstone as a medium, and carving as a technique, to draw attention to the importance of native plants and the role they play within our environment, our culture and our heritage.

Click here to download the catalogue for the Sculpture Walk.

Click here to view a video about the creation of the Wentworth Falls Lake Sculpture project.

Kids Activity Trail

Introduction
•    What are seed pods?
•    Did you know all of these sculptures represent indigenous seedpods of plants that are growing in the local area?
•    Look around the lake. How many sculptures can you find?
•    Do you know what material the sculptures are made from?
•    What technique has been used to create these sculptures?
•    Why do you think seed pods come in so many different shapes and sizes?
•    What is the connection between nature and art in this sculpture project?

Questions to consider after engaging with the sculptures
•    Which is your favourite sculpture and why?
•     Which is the easiest sculpture to sit in/on?
•    What are some of the different shaped sculptures you have discovered?
•    What is something that all the sculptures have in common? (they are all seed pods of indigenous plants growing in the local area)
•    Did you also notice that each of the seedpod sculptures is designed so they can hold water in some way?
•    What type of indigenous plants do you recognise or have growing in your backyard/school garden or local area?

More information about the project can be found in the catalogue which is available to download here. 

This project was funded through the City of the Arts Project and Blue Mountains City Council. We acknowledge the artists, New South Wales Government - Ministry for the Arts, Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens and Nepean Community College for their contributions.