Heartbeat of newest sculpture

After almost three years from concept, the latest addition has finally made it to the award winning Sculpture Down the Lachlan trail. 

Between the Silence and the Heartbeat by Clancy Warner was installed near Condobolin earlier this month. The installation features 15 figures made from bronze with wood inlay and represents the indifference to Indigenous deaths within ‘white’ Australia; whether it is in police custody, by suicide, the gap in health care or being deliberately targeted. 

This latest amazing addition is located in the Lachlan Shire and is just one of many larger-than-life sculptures stretching between Forbes and Condobolin. These masterful and poignant sculptures, each with their own story to tell, are artfully embedded in nature and nestled alongside the mighty Lachlan River. Stroll through Forbes and you will encounter many more, like Rosa the working dog who keeps a close eye on the historical post office building and all who enter its majestic doors. And if you take a lap around the stunning Lake Forbes you will encounter more – including the stunning sculptures and story poles of the Wiradjuri culture. 

Such is the spirit of all the sculptures, their own stories and lessons, their seamless inhabitation of their stunning natural environments, that you keep wanting to go back and rediscover their beauty in all seasons, and just let yourself ‘be’. 

Story and image: AMAZING FORBES