“The Guardians of the Path” by Larry Sawyer

The Guardians of the Path

Guarding the foyer of the Shire of Plantagenet offices, the life-size eagles peer from the top of the jarrah tree trunk, ready to take flight to warn and defend. This majestic sculpture by Sawyer (b. 1945) is made from resin with a bronze coating, and was acquired by the Shire from the Art in the Park sculpture exhibition in 2016.

Available at:

Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection

As well as producing wine, wool, timber and grain, the Shire of Plantagenet has been fertile ground for many creative endeavours. A mural project, involving international and local mural artists, has...


22-24 Lowood Road
Mount Barker WA 6324

Open Hours

Mon to Fri 9am - 4:15pm

More from the Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection

In a Bohemian Atmosphere

Painted when O’Connor lived in Paris, the scattered playing cards, the empty wine glass and the copper coffee pot suggests a moment from the end of the evening, just as the guests have left. Kathleen...

Untitled Landscape

“Artist, Mother, Storyteller, Elder, Aboriginal, Original” is how Bella Kelly (1915 - 1994) is described in the stunning mural by artist Anat Ronen on the wall of the Mount Barker Post Office. Bella...

While you're in the area

Galafrey Wines
Food and Drink
Galafrey Wines
Galafrey Wines was established in 1977 and is a family-owned business with...
432 Quangellup Road, Mount Barker, WA 6324
Flavours of the Porongurup Range Trail
Flavours of the Porongurup Range Trail
The Flavours of the Porongurup Range Trail is located in one of the oldest...
Mount Barker, WA 6324
Duke's Vineyard
Food and Drink
Duke's Vineyard
Duke’s Vineyard is an award-winning, ten-hectare vineyard in the cool...
Duke's Vineyard, 1328 Porongurup Road, Porongurup, WA 6324
Nancy's Peak, Porongurup National Park
Nancy's Peak, Porongurup National Park
A great circuit walk, Nancy's Peak traverses the main peak of the...
Tree in the Rock Car Park, Porongurup National Park, Porongurup, WA 6324