Wendy Whitelely's Secret Garden

We had heard about Wendy Whitelely's Secret Garden on the waterfront at Sydney Harbour.

So we went in search of it armed with hints such as

'look for the fig tree' and it's not far from Luna Park.

Well, we found the fig tree...

and the sculpture gave us an indication that we were on the right track.

& We shall walk and talk in gardens all misty and wet with rain

& we shall never ever grow so old again."

Come for a walk with us the winding paths.

And what a delight as we wandered around the windy paths, we ran into Wendy working in her beautiful garden. Kevin thanked her for what she had created and we wove our way off again.

I hope you've enjoyed a little wander through Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, it is a very very special place.

Wendy has worked to create a garden at the foot of her harbourside home in Sydney's Lavender Bay for over 20 years.

Sculpture at The Incinerator

"You have to create your life, you have to carve it like a sculpture." ~ William Shatner.

The Incinerator was designed by Walter Burleigh Griffin. "The Griffins were amongst the first in Australia to promote a modernist approach to architecture and town planning. They believed that architecture and landscape should be harmonious and that buildings including industrial buildings can be attractive and should integrate into their surrounds."

No longer in service as an incinerator, today if you visit, you will find an art space on the lowest floor and a café. The art space is run by Willoughby Council and presents a diverse range of exhibitions each year. We were treated to a tour of the current Sculptors Society exhibition by sculptor Argo Ho.

"A key feature of the Incinerator site is a public artwork by renowned artist Richard Goodwin. Titled Exoskeleton Lift, the large-scale fabricated polished stainless steel reflects the exterior setting and transforms the structure of the external lift core within the landscape of the Incinerator." According to Goodwin, “This contemporary sculpture is an ode to Griffin.”

If you are in the Willoughby area pop in for a visit... 2 Small Street Willoughby.

Links:

The Incinerator.com.au

The Sculptors Society.com