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Toorak Village SCULPTURE Exhibition
BY Tracey | 09-May-2017
AUSTRALIAN MADE CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE IN THE SHOP WINDOWS AND SIDEWALKS OF TOOARK ROAD, TOORAK VILLAGE. During the entire month of May and 2 weeks of June, we turn Toorak Village into a STREET GALLERY and exhibit 99 contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Road, Toorak Village. All sculptures are made in Australia.
The 2017 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is the most innovative and important annual event to take place in the Toorak Village, where we link the arts with business to form a unique cultural experience. During the entire month of May and 2 weeks of June, we exhibit 99 contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Road, Toorak Village. All sculptures are made in Australia.
This will be the 16th year of the exhibition where 90 new artists will display their sculptures in Toorak Village shop windows with large sculptures bolted to the sidewalks of Toorak Road. These will compliment the 9 permanent sculptures purchased by the Toorak Village businesses from previous shows all with Stonnington Councils approval.
Presented by the Toorak Village Traders and directed by Tony Fialides, this years’ exhibition will showcase artists with some very interesting unique sculptures made from mediums including copper, clay, paper, steel, marble, mosaic, bronze, wood and found objects. Life sized sculptures like Lucy McEachern’s ‘Australian Black Swan’, David Waters ‘Shell Koala’ or the tiny bronze cicada called ‘March’ by Lana Thymian. There are quirky sculptures like Vicky Kanellopoulos’s ‘Peitho: the hotrod (the Greek goddess of persuasion & seduction)’ a naked woman in the form of a blue hotrod, sculptures that tell a story - Judy Warne’s ‘It is a great time to be an Australian’ and sculptures that move – James Cattell’s ‘Siren’
The official Opening event will be on Friday 28th April 2017, 6pm at the Tok H Centre where awards and prizes will be presented.
Last year we won the national Mainstreet Australia Award for best Mainstreet Project supporting small business and strip shopping centres.
Toorak Village is between Wallace Ave and Grange Road, just east of Williams Road, simply catch the No 58 Tram from Federation Square, along Toorak Road to stop no 35. We invite you to visit our Toorak Village in May and June to view the sculptures, enjoy the great shopping and take advantage of the warm hospitality of our traders. This is a free event and catalogues are available from any of the shops. All sculptures are for sale and easily purchased from Toorak Village Pharmacy