Archibald Fountain Hyde Park

Archibald Fountain Hyde Park

The Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park can be found at the intersection of the main avenues crossing the park. The fountain, by French sculptor Francois Sicard, commemorates the association between Australia and France in World War 1. It draws its themes from Greek antiquity and is an important example in Sydney of 1920-30’s Art Deco.

The fountain is approximately 18 metres in diameter and is in the shape of a hexagon. The mythical figures and animals sit amongst the fountain spray and jets creating a stunning water sculpture in Hyde Park.

Corrosion of the existing pipe work, along with old pumps and filters meant that the fountain not only required extensive repair work but also an upgrade to meet safety standards. MGP and Water Features Australia were engaged to complete the work. A new pump, water quality control, pipes and filters were designed by MGP and installed by Water Features Australia.

City of Sydney
Design/Constructor Architect: Water Features Australia