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Lorne Sculpture Biennale: Expressions of Interest released with closing date extended to 10.3.17
BY Lorne Sculpture - Sara Hine | 14-Feb-2017
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale was founded in 2007 and with over 60,000 visitors attending the 5th Biennale last year, the event was pronounced an unmitigated success. #lornesculpturebiennale @lornesculpture
The Curator, President and Committee now invite artists from across the globe to participate
in the 6th Lorne Sculpture Biennale, ‘LANDFALL’ nature + humanity + art, which will take
place between 17 March and 2 April 2018.
Lara Nicholls, Curator of the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale has just released the
Expressions of Interest for the uniqu
e event, full details of which are now available for
download at www.lornesculpture.com
The Curator says, “we seek works that explore the intersection of nature, humanity and art
and the pressing global issue of environment and endangerment.”
Seven spectacular sites along the Great Ocean Road, home to one of the greatest natural
wonders of the world ‘The Twelve Apostles’, have been identified for artists from the Land Art
movement to exhibit within, allowing artists to weave their magic within the landscape where it
will compete with nature at its radical best.
The curator explains, ‘this environment subsumes most man-made efforts to make an
impression. The space and topography tend to make works look as though they are in
miniature, so the challenge for the sculptor, is to forget everything they know about traditional
gallery space and scale up. The paradox is that if one’s work is too grand, it can appear too
deliberate and showy.’
There are a further twenty sites along the sculpture trail in and around Lorne where the Great
Otway National Park meets the Southern Ocean and where artists will have the opportunity to
entertain, inspire and enlighten visitors to engage with art at a deeper level.
The 6th Biennale will incorporate a new Performance Art initiative, which explores the great
theme of biodiversity and endangerment and will include an endangered music and culture
program that specifically targets the Oceanic region of Asia Pacific. While the sculpture trail
hugs the coast, all performance events will be staged in a natural amphitheatre along the
banks of the Erskine River, which provides an evocative and deeply spiritual setting for both
entertainment and reflection.
Visitor numbers will exceed 70,000 for the 2018 Biennale with artists receiving wide exposure
for their works as well as sales, grants, generous prize-money and residencies among the
The Closing Date for the Expressions of Interest has been extended to now
close on Friday 10th March 2017.
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