Palm and Magnolia
Some of the best public art on display in Sydney’s parks looks like it literally grew there, sprouting up from the ground, a gloriously organic act of expression. Bronwyn Oliver’s twin sculptures Palm and Magnolia are prime examples. Formed from intricate tendrils of copper, they glow with life as if nourished by unseen roots. Installed in the Royal Botanic Garden near Farm Cove in 1999, the seed pod-inspired structures were commissioned for the Sydney Sculpture Walk, which marked both the 2000 Olympics and the 2001 Centenary of Federation.