About the artist
Born in London in 1950, Gormley’s work since the late 1970s/early 1980s has brought together the traditions of figurative and site-specific sculpture. Often beginning with a mould or scan of his own body, Gormley explores the relation of the human body to space and time. The human body is not just a physical entity; it is an internal space of infinite imagination and potential. It is a place where experiences are collected, where connections with the world are formed.
Gormley’s works are instantly recognisable, and can be found in galleries as well as in urban and natural settings. Iconic works include Inside Australia 2003, an expansive outdoor installation of 51 figures derived from laser scans of residents of Menzies, WA on Lake Ballard and Angel of the North 1998, a 20m high, 54m wide copper and steel sculpture which sits atop a hill alongside the A1 motorway in Gateshead, northern England.
Gormley in Focus
Visit the Gormley in focus display in the Gallery linkway. Here you will learn more about this acclaimed artist through video works, including interviews with the artist, imagery and words. There is also an example of one of the sculptures from Inside Australia for visitors to admire.
Inside Australia is owned by the State of Western Australia and is overseen by the Lake Ballard Association and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. To arrange a visit to the site please refer to the following website: lakeballard.com and goldfieldstourism.au.