Lorne Sculpture Biennale – ‘Spirit of Place’

In News March 11, 2022

Spirit of Place: A new curatorial blueprint for the Lorne Sculpture Biennale

After being delayed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lorne Sculpture Biennale is preparing to return with their boldest event yet in 2022 – between 12 March – 3 April.

The theme Spirit of Place will be explored through a new curatorial model which asks participating artists to respond to 16 themes exploring Lorne’s histories and the beauty of its natural environment.

Geoffrey Ricardo The Haunting Tide

Majestic and poignant, Geoffrey Ricardo’s The Haunting Tide (pictured above) is an installation that has evoked wonder and playfulness – with just a hint of menace.

‘Our past resides on a foundation of wooden bones
A floating house of absurd dimensions
History repeats like a raging tide
We are haunted.’ – Geoffrey Ricardo, 2022

You can vote for Geoffrey’s work in the People’s Choice Award via this link

Another first for 2022 will be the launch of a supporting program of events, featuring a series of artist performances, music, circus, workshops, talks and spectacular events that will offer additional and enhanced experiences for all visitors to the Biennale.

Launched in 2007, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale has since become established as a world-class, free to the public sculpture event located in, and inspired by, the heart of the Great Ocean Road.

Exhibiting in one of Australia’s most picturesque locations, the Biennale successfully offers an open-air event for novices and art lovers alike, providing exposure to both emerging and established artists from Australia and around the world.

This 7th edition of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, ‘Spirit of Place’, offers a new curatorial blueprint for the Biennale. Through innovation and visual reference, artistic genesis delves into the fabric of the village – producing works worthy of our entrance into the world of international biennales.
– Graeme Wilkie, OAM, Curator, Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2022.

Small Sculpture Exhibition & Prize

The LSB2022 Small Sculpture Exhibition and Prize features a range of invited emerging, mid-career and established artists. The exhibition will be held at Lorne’s Community Connect building between 12 March – 3 April 2022. Australian Galleries represented artists include Geoffrey Bartlett, Inge King, Greg Johns and Geoffrey Ricardo.Geoffrey Bartlett Study No 1  2021  bronze and painted timber  61.5 x 19.5 x 14 cm  edition 6Inge King  Icon  1995  bronze  73 x 48 x 27 cmGreg Johns  At the Centre (There is Nothing)  2012  solid mild steel  63 x 63 x 42 cm  edition 15Geoffrey Ricardo  The Effaced  2018  bronze  29 x 22 x 10 cm  edition 6