Driving around Western Australia is a treat under many circumstances, but if you’re looking for something to make it that little extra bit special, you should visit one of the highlights of the region – the Gormley sculptures. Created by world renowned artist Antony Gormley, this unique and remote collection includes 51 towering steel sculptures representing local residents of the area. The residents had their bodies scanned for the project, and it’s a truly stunning thing to visit.
The sculptures are positioned over an area of 10km/sq of the white salt plain at Lake Ballard. It’s a short drive from Menzies, only around 40 minutes, and is best taken in during the morning or early afternoon. Be sure to take a friend or go with your family as the heat can get quite extreme, and always have plenty of water with you and in your car.
The Gormley sculptures were created as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Perth International Arts Festival, and are a big tourist attraction, with bus tours frequently going out to allow locals and tourists alike a chance to check the sculptures out – and perhaps even spot someone they recognise! You may be better off driving yourself rather than taking the bus, though, as it gives you more control over how long you spend at the site and is more comfortable too, especially if you can control your air conditioning!
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