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Lake Ballard. "Inside Australia" installation

"Inside Australia was the most difficult, long distance, intense, exhilarating, fatiguing endeavour of my life - and the most rewarding." Antony Gormley.

This artwork comprises 51 sculptural figures and is located on a 7 square km portion
of Lake Ballard a salt lake about 51 km north-west of the goldfields town of Menzies.
The installation, by acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley has created international attention
and is now a major tourist attraction in the Northern Goldfields.

Locals in the Menzies community contributed by having their naked bodies scanned. The resulting scans were used as the basis for making accurate concentrated forms which allow attitudes and emotions embedded in posture to be revealed. The resulting sculptures cast in a special alloy of elements taken from Western Australia are life-size in height but reduced to one third of their original body volume. They are intense, taut, stick-like body-forms that will stand out against the brilliant white of the salt-lake.
First view
First view
t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147092522.W33ZeQ3C.jpg t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147103405.hsxxxYR6.jpg Looking back to shore
Looking back to "shore"
t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147105102.Oep12Whn.jpg t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147105396.mxupmMcA.jpg t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147105556.V5cNwvmD.jpg t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147105593.h53zUaGN.jpg There was no water on the lake but the mirage made it look like there was.
There was no water on the lake but the mirage made it look like there was.
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t2%2f27%2f56927%2f4%2f147124571.z9GkTTW3.jpg Sun going down
Sun going down
The sunset brings out the outback colour
The sunset brings out the outback colour