THE LORNE SCULPTURE BIENNALE
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB) is a vibrant festival celebrating the best of Australian and international sculpture. It's a free public event held every two years, and over three weekends the stunning Lorne foreshore becomes the picturesque pedestal for these sculptures, and the venue for a vibrant program of events.
‘Landfall’ is the curatorial theme for 2018 and is devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment. Artists use the medium of sculpture (including light, sound, performance, and projection) to explore this theme and the intersection of nature, humanity, and art.
See the 2018 Program for further details about the curatorial theme, the art, and our exciting schedule.
2016 video (3min)
In October 2005 a meeting of Friends of Lorne Arts met at Graeme Wilkie’s Qdos Art Gallery to discuss his long held dream to stage a world-class sculpture exhibition along the dramatic sweep of Lorne’s famous foreshore. This resulted in overwhelming support from the community and regional authorities, and the formation of Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc.
A Committee team led by Jack and Cynthia Wynhoven set up the inaugural exhibition called ‘The Littoral Edge’ in 2007, and renowned Australian Art Historian and Lecturer Ken Scarlett was appointed as Curator. The first Lorne Sculpture Exhibition was acclaimed by the Australian sculpture world, the local community, critics and artists alike as an important new showcase for contemporary sculpture for both local and international artists.
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is not-for-profit. Sculpture is an expensive medium to work in, therefore LSB provides a range of grants to all participating artists. This free public event relies entirely on the generosity of private and corporate sponsorship, government grants, our patrons, memberships and donations to fund this important event.