$60 million revitalisation for National Gallery Sculpture Garden

National Gallery of Australia has announced a Sculpture Garden Design Competition to bring this asset into the 21st century.
Woman with blue dress in sculpture garden. National Gallery

In a formal statement today (11 April), the Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) Dr Nick Mitzevich, announced a $60 million budget to revitalise the Gallery’s Sculpture Garden.

Considered one of Australia’s largest sculpture gardens, at three hectares, it has grown in a relatively random fashion since it was first created in 1981 by landscape architectural practice Harry Howard and Associates.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina