17 Mar - 2 April 2018

What's on




Creating Utopia: Imagining and Making Futures
Art, Architecture and Sustainability

Qdos Arts Lorne
35 Allenvale Rd
Lorne, Victoria, Australia

Conference Program 2018




Raw Dining - Mark's Restaurant

Mark's Restaurant has developed a signature plate for our sculptural pallets, RAW. Enjoy raw Atlantic salmon, sourced from sustainable fish farms, served with a kaleidoscope of accompaniments and matched with a glass of local wine.

Dates: Dinner only 17 March – 2 April 2018
Cost: $25
Bookings 5289 2787


Gelato Gelato

Tingle your tastebuds and tempt your sweet tooth with a gelato sculptured specially for the Biennale. Using organic ingredients, Gelato Gelato have combined a strawberry coulis, vanilla and white chocolate topped with caramel pop-corn to create a biennale special.

Available 17 March - 2 April 2018


THE LIVING STAGE - 17 March - 2 April 2018 

The Living Stage is a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and bio-diverse installation and performance space. Part theatre, part garden and part growing demonstration, the work features a portable plant-lined stage of suspended botanical sculptures.
Erskine Paddock Sponsored by : the Thrive Research Hub (Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne), the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and Graham Blashki & Evelyn Firstenberg

The Living Stage will include a series of performances by local artists over the three weekends from 17. March to the 2nd April. I’m super excited to announce our current line-up for The Living Stage performances: including local musicians and dancers that will respond to the unique space that surrounds them.

Saturday 17th March
Mountain Grey (live music)

Sunday 18th March
Open Mic/local artists (live music)
2pm Randall Forsyth

Sunday 25th March (in Erskine Paddock)
GORC Education & Sea Dragon Puppet workshop

Tuesday 27th March
Lorne School (live music)


Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
Helen Duncan & Sofie Burgoyne (dance performance)
Open Rehearsal: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Final Performance: 2pm





One of the great traditions of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, the Small Sculpture Exhibition, presents maquettes of sculpture trail works and a collection of small sculptures. All works are for sale and offer wonderful opportunities to further support sculptors. FREE entry.
Venue: St Cuthbert’s Uniting Church, 86 Mountjoy Pde, Lorne
Time: Daily 10am-4pm

The Small Sculpture Award is sponsored by Graeme H. Williams



Guided walk with the artist 10 am and 2pm

Join artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash as she takes you on a guided walk with your billycan.
Free Event but bookings essential as spaces are limited



Nature is calling you. Write a note to the world and make a personal pledge of action to help make the environment (and world) a better place for all. Collect a piece of recycled paper to write your own message from one of the hubs.
Location: Site: 27 S.O.S

En plein air: In plain sight

Out on Louttit Bay lies an iceberg – but can you see it? Painted by artist John Kelly on an Antarctic expedition, it was repurposed by artist Seol Park via augmented reality technology and GPS. Like magic, En plein air: In plain sight, appears via your phone or i-pad out on the ocean.
Download the free app lay ar > go to Geo Layers >Search BergInLorne. Instructions available at HAH Café or from our volunteers.
Location: Site 38, HAH Café Hub.




Sculpture Trail Guided Tour BOOK ONLINE

Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of the sculpture trail with a pit stop at HAH cafe. Price includes a copy of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale Catalogue.Tour cancelled if weather too inclement. (Max 20)

Location: Meet at Pier


Collaborations with Nature - Ephemeral Art Workshop BOOK ONLINE

Immerse your self in nature and engage with the natural environment in new and surprising ways. Artist Shona Wilson uses natural spaces and found materials to explore creativity and encourage mindfulness. Marvel at the details within nature expressed through ephemeral sculptural assemblages in this immersive workshop. Using no tools and only what is found on site, the artworks you create will remain in the environment until they are blown away or dissolve back into the nature.

Audience: Adults only 18 yrs +
Sunday 25 March - Adult and Child 10-17years
Location: Meet at The Living Stage, Erskine Paddock


My Public Penance FREE EVENT

A classic monumental abstract sculpture points upwards to the sky - a folly that exists for less than 24 hours. Watch as artist Martin George desecrates his work before dragging it to its final resting point, suspended from the boughs of the Morton Bay Fig tree adjacent to the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club.

Date: Sat 17 March
Time: 1:30pm
Meet: Site 28 Lorne Pier
Cost: Free


The Medusa Ultimatum FREE EVENT

A Medusa spirit emerges out of its chrysalis form and makes its way through the water to the inlet landing where it begins its performance piece. This multi-disciplinary live performance by Tony Yap accompanied by musician Reuben Lewis, is an interpretive element of David Shepherd’s Medusa sculpture. Dedicated to the memory of Arvinder Bobby Singh.

Dates / Times: Saturday 24 March 7 PM (30- 45min performance)
Saturday 31 March 6:45 PM (30-45 min performance)
Meet: Site 32
Cost: Free


DARK NIGHT - Sat 17 March 2018 - BOOK NOW

Performance artist, Jill Orr creates site-specific works that grapple with the balance and discord that exist at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature. The work is evocative, poetic and pretty crazy, but at its core, the earthy underpinnings ground it as a serious environmental reflection of hope.

Free Event but bookings essential


Spirit Tree Furnace

Working in tune with nature, Anton Hasell will be casting aluminium sculptures using beach sand and your scrap aluminium. Watch Anton create molds on Saturdays, and at night (when dark) melt metal to cast bells and small sculptures. On Sundays the casts are cleaned and put on display. BYO scrap aluminium

Dates: Sat 17, Sun 18, Sat 24, Sun 25, Sat 31 March and Sun 1 April
Time: 10am Saturday to 3pm Sunday (overnight)
Location: Site 39


Citizen Archaeologies

Merinda Kelly invites you to re-shape and re-form a fluid sculpture that will emerge over time. Come along and join your fellow citizens to intervene in the space, performing, imagining and co-constructing our own archaeology now, live as it unfolds.

Bring: Small items that can fit inside a lunch box: plastic figures (i.e from fast food outlets), coloured lids, decorative plastic items, small objects, coloured pegs, soft toys etc. Items must be clean, lightweight and non-breakable.

Note: It is a condition of participation that your image may be photographed, filmed and shared in the public realm.

Dates: Sat 17, Wed 21, Sat 24, Wed 28, Sat 31 March
Time: Drop in between 10am- 4pm
Location: Site 14

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