The Talisman Gallery is located in the beautiful Hartley Valley just over the Blue Mountains and close to the turnoff to Jenolan Caves. The gallery displays the unique metal art of artisan and blacksmith Ron Fitzpatrick as well as a whole room of imported and local silver jewellery.
Ron’s main inspiration for his sculptures, mirrors and other metal art pieces comes from his morning meditation practise, “I like nothing better than seeing something in meditation, getting to the workshop, lighting the fire and trying to bring what I saw into being”. One of Ron’s more recent inspirations is a range of steel and stained glass garden art pieces mounted on local sandstone. “I love how the light through the glass brings so much colour to a space”, says Ron.
The gallery is situated in the Hartley Historic Village, on the Great Western Highway, 300 metres from the turnoff to the Jenolan Caves. The village is a great stopping off point, with historic buildings, scenic walks, an indigenous gallery and cafe serving delicious food and good coffee. Come and see something different. Ron might even be working on the forge when you get there!
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday and all public holidays.