LOCATION Wilbertroy Lane, off the Lachlan Valley Way (South Condobolin Road), Jemalong
The water tower has almost been made redundant. Advances in technology continue to change the way we store and use water.
We live on a dry continent and our water resources will be under even more pressure as our population increases and our weather patterns change.
The 'Tower' represents our need to control our resources. The old water towers stand as sculptural relics and reminders of what we leave behind in our attempts to meet the challenges of life on earth.
About the Sculptor
Stephen King (Walcha, NSW)
Stephen King is best known for his distinctive carved timber structures that have featured in Sculpture by the Sea both in Bondi, Sydney and Cottesloe in WA for the past 15 years.
Stephen studied at Sydney College of the Arts and after graduating moved to London to undertake post graduate studies at St Martin’s School of Arts. Upon his return to Australia in the mid 1980’s he decided to move back to the family property in Walcha, NSW where he continues to live.
Stephen employs humour and storytelling in his work to address the more serious questions about our relationship with the environment. As a grazier King has become interested in genetics and the continuum of life. Moving from carving into lino to using a chainsaw to sculpt logs; the land continues to influence his art.
Stephen has exhibited extensively in commercial and regional galleries within Australia and internationally since 1979. His reputation is supported by the huge body of work produced for the public and private commissions throughout NSW and his representation of Australia at the Inami Wood Carving Symposium in 2007.
Stephen was awarded the Helen Lempriere Scholarship at the 2020 Sculpture by the Sea and first prize at the 2020 Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival.