The Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB) is a vibrant festival celebrating the best of Australian and International sculpture, and is a free public event held every two years. ‘Landfall’, the curatorial theme for 2018, is devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment, explored via specific curatorial themes. Artists use the medium of sculpture (inc. light, sound, performance, and projection) to explore these themes and the intersection of nature, humanity, and art. Over three weekends the stunning Lorne foreshore and surrounds become the picturesque pedestal for these works, and the venue for a vibrant program of festival events.
Read more about the art, the program of additional events, and environmental initiatives HERE.
For media releases, newsletters, and other important info click HERE.
WHEN, WHERE, & COST
Sat 17 March – Mon 2 April 2018
(inclusive of the Easter public holidays)
The sculptures will be on display 24/7 in public spaces, this is a FREE event to attend.
Lorne is a seaside town in Victoria, Australia, and a popular destination on the Great Ocean Road tourist route. Nestled along the foreshore where the Great Otway National Park meets the ocean, the LSB site has always lent itself to work that engages with environment.
Read more about Lorne HERE.
2016 VIDEO (3min)
Watch more videos HERE.
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.
More information about previous years can be found HERE.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND LSB
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is not-for-profit. This free public event is run by volunteers and requires the support of individuals, organisations and funding bodies, artists, the local community, and many more to ensure the event is a success.
Lara Nicholls has been announced as the new curator contracted to develop the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale.
Lara’s combination of exceptional curatorial experience, sophisticated arts knowledge, commercial experience and her deep personal connection to Lorne, make her an outstanding appointment for this role, Lara has a vision to further develop Lorne as the epicentre of the Creative Coast, and will use her experience and connections to bring this vision to life.
– Peter Lamell, 2016 LSB Committee President
Read more about Lara HERE.
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is professionally managed but with minimum administrative costs, and is steered by a professional volunteer committee.
Read about the committee members HERE.
A diverse range of artists will be selected to produce sculptures for the Biennale. Artists will include top established artists and also emerging artists; locally and internationally. LSB18 will host several international artists who have never before shown in Australia. Artists who have so far been selected are listed within the Program HERE.
A big thank you to all who support this important event. We’d love you to join our community, and there are many ways to do so:
- Become a member HERE.
- Our main Sponsors are listed HERE, along with
- Sponsorship & Support packages information.
- Our Patrons are listed HERE.
- Subscribe to our Mailing List HERE.
- Become a Volunteer HERE.
This free public event is run by volunteers and requires the support of individuals, organisations and funding bodies, artists, the local community, and many more to ensure the event is a success.
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc. is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and holds deductible gift recipient [DGR] status
If you have any questions you can get in touch with us HERE.