The Elisabeth Murdoch Walk

The Elisabeth Murdoch Walk provides a special opportunity for you to be part of acknowledging the lifetime contribution of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE to the cultural life of Australia and our Gallery in its developing role as the national focus for sculpture.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE was an active supporter, Trustee and Governor of McClelland since its inception in 1971. She contributed tremendously to the development and enjoyment of sculpture in Australia.

The Elisabeth Murdoch Walk is a way of honouring this contribution.

The pathway links iconic sculptures within the diversity of our landscaped bush setting.

Section One, was opened in June 2011 to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of McClelland and Section Two opening at the time of the fifth McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award in November 2012.

Investing in our permanent sculpture walk around the grounds it is a wonderful way to honour a member of your family, a friend or an institution.

Your contribution is acknowledged by a special marker on the trail and on our website.


Commemorative signage along the length of the path acknowledges each donation, and your contribution of one or more metre sections, at $500 per section, is fully tax deductible.

To Secure your Place on the Walk

Please contact us via email and we’ll contact you personally to discuss the opportunity
Donation Information & Application Form
Please contact Lyn Johnson, Deputy Director via email
You can also purchase a section of the Walk using the PayPal facility below, providing your mailing address and email in the online form, and we’ll be touch within a few days to discuss the placement of your plaque with you.

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