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Discover @ Crystal Lake – Nature Festival Sunday 16 October 2022

Come and connect with Nature and Culture on Country at the Nature Festival on Sunday 16 October 10.30 to 2.30 at Crystal Lake Park.
We invite you to a family-friendly celebration which will begin with a Welcome to  Country by Peramangk traditional custodians, and includes a range of exciting and educational activities for you to enjoy. Try your hand at making nature items in clay, the Children’s Nature Trail, a walk and talk about nature by the lake, nature journaling with Wattle and Wonder, getting up close to our native animals with Animals Anonymous and more.
Bush tucker food by Meez on Plus as well as local catering (but please feel free to bring a picnic basket). So grab your friends and family and join us Sunday 16th of October 2022 for a day of fun in the park.
This event is organised by the Macclesfield Bushcare Group and the Macclesfield Community Association in partnership with Peramangk community members.
Cost $5 per adult, children free
For tickets and more information visit: https://www.naturefestival.org.au/…/discover-crystal-lake

Congratulations to Artistic Director Silvio Apponyi

Silvio was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours for services to the visual arts as a sculptor.

The 2019 Sculptors @ Crystal Lake People’s Choice, Winning Sculptor

John Nelson “Beneath” made of Macclesfield Marble

Sculptors @ Crystal Lake symposium 2019 Sculpture locations

Silvio Apponyi – Artistic Director: “Sprout after rain”

John Nelson: “Beneath”

Quentin Gore: “Two Teardrops” installed in Laratinga Park, Mt Barker

Jina Lee: “Women”

Peter Syndicas: “The Bather”

Barry Lincoln: “Metamorphosis”

Tim Spooner: ” Growing from within”

Sally Wickes: “Dining with the locals”

The above sculptures are planned to be added to the Crystal Lake sculpture park as part of a sensory trail.

Sculptors @ Crystal Lake symposium 2017 Sculpture locations

Silvio Apponyi – Artistic Director: “Spriggina floundersi ”  installed at the University of Adelaide.

Ben Tolhurst: “Soaring Prospect”   installed at Prospect Hill.

Peter Syndicas: “Chardonnay” installed at Longview vineyard.

Tim Spooner: “Cube” installed at Totness/ Mt Barker.

Jina Lee: “Something and nothing ” installed at Erne Sconce Park, Prospect.

Barry Lincoln:“Udder cheese”   installed at Crystal Lake Park.

John Nelson: “Anenome” installed at Crystal Lake Park.

Marijan Bekic: “Rose” installed at Davenport Square, Macclesfield.

Sculptors @ Crystal Lake symposium 2015 Sculpture locations

Silvio Apponyi – Artistic Director

Quentin Gore: “River Stones”   installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Ruth Gregor: “Sail Away”   installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Barry Lincoln:“Rock, ice, water”   installed at Adelaide Hills Getaway, Macclesfield.

Astra Parker: “Awakening”   installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Sally Wickes: “Liquid”   installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Ben Tolhurst: “Macclesfield”   installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Peter Syndicas:“Shiraz crown (cutting)” installed at Longview vineyard.

John Nelson: “Hill and Stream ll”  on loan.

Timothy Spooner: “Soul Beacon”  installed at the Stirling Organic Market

Evan Marker: “Eagleness” installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Shereen Rankine: “Ngarrunga – Kaurna woman (with respect)  installed at the foyer District Council of Mt Barker.

Emad El Mairy: “Cohesion”  installed in Crystal Lake Park.

Prospect Hill Soaring to new heights

The Official unveiling of the Sculptors @ Crystal Lake sculpture “Soaring Prospect” will be held this Sunday November 4th, 10am at Prospect Hill by the honorable Mayor Ann Ferguson.

The impressive 2.7 metre black granite sculpture sits on the hill at the entrance to this historic township. It was an incredible achievement by the talented sculptor Ben Tolhurst to have carved such a large sculpture over only 9 days during the 2017 Sculptors @ Crystal Lake symposium.

The Prospect Hill Community are very fortunate to have commissioned such an asset for their town.

Anyone interested in stone sculpture or commissioning a sculpture, the next Sculptors @ Crystal Lake Symposium will be held at Crystal Lake Sculpture Park Macclesfield 6th – 14th April 2019.

To purchase a sculpture contact info@crystallakepark.com.au

or the Chairperson on 041 983 8742 or Secretary on 045 983 8742

 Next Sculptors@Crystal Lake Event – Saturday 6 April to Sunday 14 April 2019

To be involved or purchase a sculpture contact info@crystallakepark.com.au

For enquiries contact the Chairperson on 041 983 8742 or Secretary on 045 983 8742


The Macclesfield township has several hotels, a coffee shop and accommodation. Visit the Battunga Country website for further details.