This book is possibly the first in Australia to present a collection of major sculptures by more than thirty monumental works by leading Australian sculptors in the landscape context of a productive working farm. Elgee Park, located at Merricks North on Victoria’s Morning Peninsula, is renowned for its Quarter Horse Stud and the historic Elgee Park Winery. Over the past 25 years Baillieu Myer and his family have added yet another dimension to the property by assiduously collecting large-scale outdoor works by sculptors including Clement Meadmore, Ron Robertson-Swann, Robert Klippel, Inge King, Lenton Parr, Geoffrey Bartlett, Bruce Armstrong and David Wilson. Author, Ken Scarlett, has arranged the sculptures in the book according to where they are located on a series of separate walks around the farm. The sculptures, their landscape settings, daily activities and the beautiful gardens of Elgee Park are the subjects of Mark Chew’s dramatic photographs taken over all four seasons of the year.
This is a softcover second edition which consists of 205 pages. It was published and distributed by Macmillan Art Publishing. It is in good overall condition. Please note that the knife shown in photos is not included in the sale but is used to prop the pages open. Please refer to all photographs provided. Any questions? Please get in touch.