The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is Victoria’s largest public free outdoor sculpture event celebrating Australian and International sculpture. Transforming the stunning Lorne foreshore and surrounds on the Great Ocean Road, this prestigious event celebrates the best in contemporary Australian and international sculpture for two weeks from 17 March- 2 April 2018. Now in its sixth iteration, under the creative direction of curator Lara Nicholls, the 2018 event explores the theme Landfall – presenting major works and new commissions from 41 artists devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment. Artists use the medium of sculpture (including light, sound, performance, and projection) to explore the intersection of nature, humanity, and art.
Pictured at top: Geoffrey Ricardo The Articulations 2018, resin and stainless steel
Image above: John Kelly and Seol Park, En plein air; In plain sight (Augmented Reality)
Lorne and the event site, nestled along the foreshore where the Great Otway National Park meets the ocean, has always lent itself to works of art that engage with the environment. In 2018 the state of the world’s natural assets is one of the most topical international subjects around. ‘Landfall’ is a word that describes time and place where ocean meets land, and also describes a sense of collapse, as in ‘landslide’. The term is an open-ended word-play that invites deeper contemplation.
“There is a great energy transference that occurs when inspired artists create works in concert with nature, especially in a space as precious as where the Otway Ranges meets the wild Bass Strait at Lorne,” said Lorne Sculpture Biennale Curator Lara Nicholls.
“That energy is then absorbed by audiences in ways that enlighten and enrich one’s existence. We are all wondering what are we going to see when in Lorne next March. Knowing these artists as I do, I anticipate a transformative experience to savour and remember.”
This year, both established and emerging artists are exhibiting, including stunning pieces by Jock Clutterbuck, Greg Johns, Geoffrey Ricardo and a collaboration between John Kelly and Seoul Park.
For more information and complete program, visit: www.lornesculpture.com
Images above: Greg Johns The Observers, Corten steel
Image above: Jock Clutterbuck Cave of the Full Moon, cast fabricated aluminium