Garden Artworks

The Bell Biblical Garden isn’t just for garden enthusiasts.  It is also home to an impressive and varied collection of artworks from quirky pieces created from ‘Australian’ mediums like old timber, steel and barbed wire along to more traditionally styled mosaic creations.  Included in the garden is a memorial to the shepherds who worked in the area when it was part of Jimbour Station. This memorial was a joint project by the Bell Catholic Art Group and features a mosaic of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, supported by a timber structure made in the old post and rail design. Corrugated iron ‘sheep’ complete the scene. The reverse side features a mosaic honouring Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first canonised saint, a religious sister who worked tirelessly to establish schools for poor children. The picture is aptly flanked by Mary MacKillop bottlebrush shrubs and Mary MacKillop roses. Other mosaics, sculptures and paintings portray the final events in the life of Christ, known as the “Way of the Cross” culminating with the final “Resurrection”, a particularly beautiful ‘icon’ in the style of ancient Rome.