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Lorne Sculpture Biennale

Josh Muir, Mark Douglass, Georgina Humphries, Aaron Robinson and Jenny Crompton are among the impressive line-up of talented artists announced to showcase their works at the fifth-bi annual Lorne Sculpture Biennale next year.

Returning to the famous Lorne foreshore in March 2016, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale is Victoria’s largest and most unique collection of innovative sculpture in all its forms in Australia.

Over 100 renowned Australian artists will be showcased at next year’s Biennale, with the festival opening on Saturday 12 March, 2016.

The chosen artists will create bespoke pieces to be displayed throughout the three week festival, with a number of artists also joining forces to create onsite sculptural pieces that respond directly to the surrounding environment.

Other top artists selected to showcase major works along the stunning shoreline include Faustas Sadauskas, Pimpisa Tinpalit, Jason Waterhouse, Elaine Miles, Dan Wollmering, Peter Lundberg, Matt Harding and collaborating artists Vicki West, Richard Callopy, Penny Campton.

The 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale will see the return of the popular starring attraction, the Sculpture Trail, which will feature 36 large scale sculptures positioned along the picturesque coastline.

Sculpturscape, the only such event in Australia and possibly globally, comprises four artists/artist teams, a total of 16 artists on display over all four weekends of the exhibition, each creating a sculptural piece over two days.

The audience will see real-time creativity and engage with the process and the artists over the duration of the project.

New in 2016, we see each sculptor selected for the Sculpture Trail creating a Maquette of their larger work to be exhibited separately in the Maquette Exhibition, allowing for art collectors seeking to begin or continue their personal sculpture collection more opportunities to support Australian Sculpture.

Another new initiative is the Major Project Commissions; where 3 sculptors will create major projects kick started with a $10,000 grant.

Art lovers and travellers across Australia are encouraged to visit the exhibition which will offer free access to over 35 major works of sculpture along with a range of cultural experiences.

Deakin University, Creative Partnerships and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust are principle partners of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016. Deakin University will be supporting the “Sculptor in Schools” programme in which students from five regional schools will work with exhibiting sculptors to create unique pieces that will go on display.

With many more exciting announcements to be made over the coming months, Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016 is a must-see event to add to your calendar.

WHAT: Lorne Sculpture Biennale
WHEN: 12/03/2016 - 03/04/2016 (All Day Event)
WHERE: Lorne

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