In 2001 Adelaide sculptor Greg Johns purchased a former sheep grazing property at Palmer, about 70 km east of Adelaide, South Australia. Greg has two main aims for the place: the display of a collection of his own works and a range of other contemporary sculpture, and ecological rehabilitation. Now known as the Palmer Project it is evolving as a microcosm of the broad range of issues pertinent to the relationship between art and both ecological and cultural sustainability, part of the challenge facing all humanity. It is also a microcosm of broader topographical and cultural landscapes.
The Palmer Sculpture Biennial was established in 2014. Artists visit the site and respond to that experience, enabling a range of contemporary sculptural expression with works somehow complementing rather than competing with the enigmatic landscape.
This year, the 9th Biennial will feature Australia’s leading sculptors from four states, including work by Geoffrey Bartlett, Ron Robertson-Swann and Greg Johns, alongside international artists. The Biennial will be opened by Ian Hamilton at 1:00 pm on Saturday 14 March and will run until Sunday 12 April. At 4:00 pm, the Verandah Music Event will commence.
The exhibition will be open on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.
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