Wonderful sculptures – John Curtin and Ben Chifley

Wonderful sculptures – John Curtin and Ben Chifley

Peter Corlette is an outstandingly fabulous sculptor. He has created some amazing pieces in Canberra including the larger-than-life sculpture of former Prime Minister John Curtin and his treasurer, Ben Chifley (later to also become Prime Minister). The men are...

Bellona – Goddess of War – a mobile sculpture

Canberra’s first public art installation, ‘War’ or better known as ‘Bellona’ pronounced as ‘Bellow-na’ has had an interesting history. Locally, she was called ‘Boadicea’, or ‘Bodie’. Bellona is the ancient goddess of war and was created in 1906 by the Australian...

Magna Carta Place

At the apex of two stonewalls stands a dome-shaped pavilion surrounded by a brass ring inscribed with text from the Magna Carta. Magna Carta Place is to the west of Old Parliament House. It celebrates the sealing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago, in Runnymeade, by...