Lake Ballard

The "Inside Australia" exhibition was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Perth International Arts Festival in 2003.  It was the idea of internationally renowned artist, Antony Gormley.

The sculptures on the salt lake are derived from laser scans of the inhabitants of Menzies.  The 51 sculptures are scattered over 10 square kilometres of Lake Ballard which is located 51km west from the townsite of Menzies.

The sculptures are scattered across the lake and visitors must park at the designated parking bay areas and walk 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
  • Camping is recommended
  • Allow at least 2 hours to walk around the entire installation and always view the work in a minimum group of two

For more information please visit the "Inside Australia" website.