Stuart Read reviews a sculpture exhibition at Eden Gardens

I have visited this outdoor sculpture exhibition curated by Meredith Kirton (an AGHS member) once actually, but several more times virtually. So even if you don’t live in Sydney you can get to Eden Unearthed – Eden Gardens.

A collaboration between artists and place, its 35 works range in size, with each responding to or interacting with a one-hectare, intriguingly varied, site. Many use recycled materials or plant products: they speak to issues of the day, like climate change, fire, drought, floods, COVID lockdowns. This is just what good art should do – question, respond, challenge. Along with 10 permanent sculptures,  Eden Gardens has plenty of ‘lure’ , even depth if you’re for delving, and plenty of fun… a special children’s art trail and child-friendly signage widens its appeal. It also has a large garden centre, retail area, café and restaurant.