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Sculpture Garden

Exhibit Extended

We’re pleased to announce that the Sculpture Garden by Talisman Gallery installation is extended. If you missed seeing the installation of large iron and glass works by Ron Fitzpatrick over the Summer Holidays – never fear, you’ve still time to see them. Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm, the Sculpture Garden by Talisman Gallery is free to all. Wander through the Woodfire Garden and Mayfield Nursery and view all these amazing, handmade creations.

Mayfield has long been a great supporter of the arts, with many large-scale sculptures on display throughout the garden. The New Sculpture Garden is an exciting continuation of this collaboration between art and garden. Talisman Gallery is a famous tourist attraction in Hartley Village across from the historic Hartley Courthouse, of which the Mayfield Sandstone Gallery is an exact scale model. See Ron Fitzpatrick’s inspired metal creations in the Mayfield Sculpture Garden. The giant sculptures made from metal and glass and supported by sandstone blocks are the focus of this pop-up installation in Mayfield Nursery, complemented by cool-climate plants.

Ron Fitzpatrick and the Talisman Gallery creative team created beautiful glass ornaments in different shapes, most notably gum leaf shapes, all in beautiful bright colours. These are also available for purchase through the Mayfield Produce Store.

Ron Fitzpatrick and the Talisman Gallery creative team created beautiful glass ornaments in different shapes, most notably gum leaf shapes, all in beautiful bright colours. These are also available for purchase through the Mayfield Produce Store.

This holiday season Mayfielders have chosen these ornaments to decorate Mayfield Café and through the Nursery and Ticket Office. See them hanging from the wooden beams, plants, and um tree branches in true Aussie fashion.

Visitation to the Sculpture Garden is FREE. All are welcome to see the installation (opened 7 December 2018) from 9 am to 4:30 pm and all works and plants on display are available for purchase.

Mayfield Sculpture Garden Path
Mayfield Sculpture Garden Entry

About the Artist

Ron Fitzpatrick
Ron Fitzpatrick is an artist/blacksmith from Blackheath in the Blue Mountains who likes to explore his spiritual journey through the creation of his art. “My favourite scenario is seeing a design or idea in my morning meditation, I then can’t wait to get to the workshop to begin working on it, I light the fire and try to interpret what I saw in hot metal. It’s wonderful when the energy of that experience translates into an art piece.”

Over the last couple of years, he has been incorporating stained glass into his work, “I love how the light plays through the coloured glass and brings a feeling of happiness.”

Talisman Gallery
Ron’s workshop and gallery are located in the Hartley Historic Village, on the GT West Hwy, Hartley, 500 metres from the Oberon turnoff.

Talisman Gallery is open from 10 am- 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays,
Gallery Phone: 0407 723 722 for information

Materials & Delivery

Original Works of Art
Each sculpture is handmade in Hartley by Ron and his team using glass, metal and sandstone. Each sculpture has a story of its own, which is written the price tag so you can read about Ron’s inspiration and the meaning behind his works.

Metal Finish
The pieces have been made to rust naturally and are in varying stages of that. New pieces will rust over coming months, and a couple of older pieces have good rust on them. When the desired level of rust is achieved, they can be sealed with either Penetrol (available at Bunnings) or furniture beeswax.

Sandstone Bases
The Sandstone Bases, which come included with your sculpture, are quarried in Winmalee (Blue Mountains), they have a hole drilled up the bottom which locates on a metal spike hammered into the ground for stability.

Delivery
Ron is happy to deliver pieces for a small fee $50 and install if needed for an extra $40. Ron will deliver between Wollongong and Newcastle on the coast and West as far as Bathurst. All other areas, please phone Ron on 0407 723 722

Delivery may take 2-3 weeks from purchase; please let us know if you require faster delivery, and we will make every effort to oblige.