The Sculpture Symposium is 12 km out of town. Located on a hill above the city it is the product of a decision, back in 1993, to invite sculptors from around the world to create sculptures from the local rock. Twelve international sculptors each worked on their own Wilcannia sandstone boulder without power tools for 14 hours a day, every day for 8 weeks. The result is twelve large sandstone sculptures that seem at once to have been hewn from the landscape while always remaining in harmony with their harsh, desert environment. To see them at sunset, when the last rays of the setting sun burnish them and turn them golden, is unforgettable.
Location: 12 km outside city limits, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia (See Above on Map)