The “Inside Australia”: exhibition was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Perth International Arts Festival in 2003, and an idea of internationally renowned artist, Antony Gormley. Apart from 2 or 3 passers by, the 51 sculptures are derived from laser scans of the inhabitants of Menzies. The sculptures stand scattered over 10 square kilometres of the salt lake, named Lake Ballard, approximately 51km west from the town site of Menzies.
- The sculptures are scattered across the lake and visitors must park at the designated parking bay areas and walk on the lake. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON THE LAKE.
- Suitable footwear and sun protection is recommended and take plenty of water with you. Temperatures can reach scorching highs at certain times throughout the year and the lake reflects the sun's rays.
- Please be considerate of your environment and take all rubbish away with you or place in the bins provided.
- Recommended viewing times are in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Allow at least 2 hours to walk around the entire installation, and always view the work in a minimum group of two.
- Link to lakeballard.com