February 22, 2022

Lorne Sculpture Biennale

Artists are putting the final touches on sculptures, ready to transform Lorne’s foreshore into a picturesque sculptural outdoor art event.

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB), which was originally scheduled for September last year, will run from March 12 to April 3, showcasing art, live performances and more.

The theme of this year’s Biennale, chosen by artistic director Graeme Wilkie OAM, is the Spirit of Place.

Acknowledging the Biennale will be held on Gadubanud land, the works will explore the histories of Lorne, focusing on Lorne’s connection to nature, community and history.

Parallel to the Biennale’s main sculpture event will be a series of both free and ticketed performances, workshops, nature walks, Indigenous education experiences and more, ‘Sculpture Plus’.

Mr Wilkie said the LSB will showcase Lorne as the Australian home of quality art and creative experience.

“March and April will be an exciting time in Lorne with the unveiling of these works,” he said.

“We are delighted that all of our artists are looking forward to March. All are working tirelessly to further develop or finalise their pieces in response to our beautiful location.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming art lovers to our iconic town by the sea.”

Some notable works of the 16 dedicated precincts along Lorne’s foreshore include Maree Clarke’s piece Remember Me 2021/22 using contemporary materials to connect to Lorne’s past and present, Simon Normand’s sculpture The Estuary focusing on the plight of the Hooded Plover, and Clayton Burke’s Fig Tree highlighting the historical and social significance of the Moreton Bay Fig next to the original surf club.

Running parallel to the Biennale, the Sculpture Plus program is a series of both free and ticketed performances, workshops, nature walks, Indigenous education experiences and more.
A small sculpture exhibition and online gallery will also be running for those wanting to purchase artworks.

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Surf Coast Times story here.

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.