The local collection of public art has grown by three more sculptures, with the latest installations in Lawson Park.
They're are part of the ongoing partnership between Mid-Western Regional Council and the annual Sculptures in the Garden event.
The first piece, 'Pentad created by Hill End artist Hui Selwood, stands at 4.5m tall and previously featured in the 2016 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney.
Constructed from marble and steel, the sculpture was purchased by Council in partnership with SIG and can be found at its new home on the corner of Short Street and Loy Avenue.
The piece, 'Jack Thompson (Cleo Centerfold circa 1973)', was created by Melbourne artist Matt Hill using corten steel.
The life-sized kangaroo recieved the 2018 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden Prize and can now be found lounging on the corner of Loy Avenue in Lawson Park West.
'Flame Within' was created by Mudgee artist Richard Nagel from locally sourced, recycled farm machinery and sandstone.
He said the inspiration behind the artwork comes from the current drought and its affect on farmers -- being one himself, Mr Nagel feels the resilience Australian farmers have to keep on fighting comes from a flame within their soul.
The piece received the Sculptures in the Garden 2018 Moolarben Acquisition Prize and can be found adjacent to the corner of Costigan Circuit and Loy Avenue.
Mayor Des Kennedy said Council is proud to work with SIG and Moolarben Coal to acquire these works for the benefit of the community.
"These new additions now take the collection to 17 installations in the Lawson Park component of the region's public art collection with other works installed in Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone," he said.
"I encourage all residents to take their family on a stroll through Lawson Park and along the Cudgegong River to enjoy this interesting and diverse collection."
SIG founder, Kay Norton-Knight, said the sculpture walk came to be after the idea was pitched and deemed to be an important asset for the local community.
"We want as many people as possible to enjoy the amazing artworks created for SIG, and the permanent art display that is the sculpture walk, provides this opportunity to all members of the public," she said.
"It is because of the generous donations from our sponsors that we are able to acquire these works and then have them available for public enjoyment."
The 2019 SIG exhibition will be held on the weekend of October 12-13, with entries accepted until this Friday (August 23). Exhibitors may also apply for a travel allowance, visit sculpturesinthegarden.com.au