Tucked away behind the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is a little gem too few people seem to find.
The tourist buses pull up and visitors pile into the gallery itself, but few stroll around the back to the Sculpture Garden, where between the lawns, the lakes, the eucalypts and casuarinas are some of the big boys (notably Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin) and a sprinkling of Australia’s finest 3D artists.
I find it interesting how looking at man-made sculpture heightens the awareness of shape and texture in the natural world. As we strolled in the sculpture garden, cameras in hand, we couldn’t resist pointing them at the plants too.
Entry to the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden is free.