Braemar House and Braemar Gallery's Sculpture Garden. Sculptures by Laurent Rivory. Photo by Silversalt Photography.

Braemar House and Braemar Gallery is closed for heritage restoration building works. The works are anticipated to be completed in May 2024.

Braemar House is both a vibrant part of the Blue Mountains creative and cultural community, and a significant heritage building that forms part of the rich tapestry of Springwood’s history. Built in the late 1880s as a Sydney businessman’s country retreat, Braemar House has served a variety of purposes throughout the years – from guesthouse to doctor’s surgery, to library – before arriving at its current incarnation in 1988 with the opening of Braemar Gallery.

The heritage restoration works Council is undertaking are helping to preserve this history and ensure Braemar can continue to serve the community for years to come.

Council’s heritage restoration works include restoration of the interior cornicework, repair of cracks and minor structural consolidation work. Council is also taking this time to improve security and connectivity.

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Public Sculpture Program

Laurent Rivory - Terrae Omnium

The Public Sculpture Program is located in the front gardens of Braemar House and open to the public at all times. The program currently presents Laurent Rivory's Terrae Omnium.

“Terra Nullius” (land that belongs to no one) was the legal principle argued in the settlement of Australia – no one supposedly “owned” the land. However, this ignored the fact that Indigenous people had lived on and cared for the land for tens of thousands of years before the landing of Captain Cook. With Terrae Omnium (lands that belong to everyone), Rivory urges us to take moral responsibility for all the lands we use, to ensure their welfare for generations to come – regardless of who owns them from a legal standpoint. Made from salvaged materials (including from a playground), Terrae Omnium also reflects Rivory’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable art practice, which includes welding with solar-generated electricity.

LAURENT RIVORY Terrae Omnium (detail) 2022, painted recycled steel, approximately 3.2m x 2.8m x 1.5m and 3.1m x 2m x 1.5m. Photo by silversalt photography.