Antony Symons

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Antony Symons

International Friendship Sculpture Garden


CSU Bathurst 2005

Charles Sturt University
Bathurst Campus (2005)


Antony welcomes International visitors and interested groups to visit the sculpture garden located at his home in Rydal, NSW.

Please book an appointment in advance.


Opening times are normally Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, between 10am and 5pm but visitors coming from a distance should confirm in advance.

Chinese Visitors


local environment

The local environment has influenced Symons' work in his studios and in the design of his garden.  Students who come to work with him have remarked on the inspiration they have drawn from staying at Rydal.







oil 5


Landscape oils Rydal 1





To enquire about residence and study,  contact Mr. Symons:-


Antony Symons,

The Sculpture Garden

New Street,



phone +61 2 63556297 (international)

or (02) 63556297 (within Australia).

group visits

Antony welcomes International visitors and interested groups to his garden, workshops and home in Rydal, NSW. Please book an appointment in advance.

Chinese Visitors

Sculpture Garden  Sculpture Garden



More images of the sculpture garden in the gallery.

sculpture garden

Symons established his drawing studio, home and his sculpture workshop and foundry in Rydal three decades ago. Almost immediately he envisioned the empty slope in the form of a sculpture garden, a place where works of nature and of art might interact in a garden which would itself be a work of art, and a bridge to the wider rural environment. He wanted to realise the idea that  "a sculpture garden should strengthen both mind and heart".


The garden is still developing, and is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5pm. Smaller groups of three or four are welcome without prior notice, but for a larger group it is best to make arrangements in advance.


The garden lies twenty minutes' drive from Lithgow and can be reached by the XPT train service (less than three hours from Sydney's Central Station). Local accommodation may be secured in advance if  a day-return is not practicable.




More from the sculpture garden can be seen in the gallery.


Spirituality of form


"Sculpture is not a bronze deathmask - rather, it is a mirror of the subjects spirituality."

Robert Grosche

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