Landfall, the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB18) is devoted to the pressing global issue of nature and endangerment. Works will explore the intersection of nature, humanity and art across seven broad categories, as described below.
Nestled along the foreshore where the Great Otway National Park meets the ocean, the site has always lent itself to work that engages with environment. In 2018, the state of the world’s natural assets is one of the most topical international subjects around. For the first time we are giving title to our intent and the 2018 Biennale is called Landfall – a word that describes time and place where ocean meets land, and it also describes a sense of collapse as in ‘landslide’. The term is an open-ended word play that invites deeper contemplation. In 2018 the Lorne Sculpture Biennale is taking a closer look at nature and its intersection with humanity and art.
The Biennale will be held over three weekends in Lorne, Victoria, Australia. Opening on Saturday 17 March 2018 and closing on Easter Monday, 2 April 2018.
There are 27 sites plus one extraordinary performance site at the old quarry. Seven of the sites are new and are reserved for Sculpturescape Land Art and Earth Works projects paying homage to the extraordinary contribution land artists have made to our experience of art and nature. In addition there is a new space – the Quarry Performance Site.
Lorne is an international destination prized for its natural beauty and its place as an historic meeting point on the Great Ocean Road. People from all over planet Earth visit Lorne when they tour the Otway region. The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 intends to explore cross-cultural experience and we specifically wish to increase the cultural diversity embedded within the program. Although we encourage artists of all nationalities to submit proposals, we actively seek work by Indigenous artists, with an emphasis on local community participation. Furthermore, we are interested in engaging the entire Oceanic region and encourage artists of the Asia/Pacific nations to apply.
We ask artists to play with the idea of ‘Landfall’ as a word loaded with layers of meanings and suggestions. While we do not wish to be prescriptive in the creative process, the Curator seeks sculpture that grapples with a broad and open-ended range of matters. In particular we would like artists to present work that responds to the following categories and media:
1. Endangerment & biodiversity
2. Climate & weather
4. Re-purpose/global junk
5. Technology & surveillance
7. Light, sound, performance & projection
In addition to the Sculpture Trail and Sculpturescape, we actively seek specialist practitioners to provide the following creative programs, some of which will be staged at the new Quarry Performance Site:
1. Endangered music program
2. Indigenous music & dance program
3. Guerrilla gardening project
4. Global meditation synchronisation
5. ‘Field Work’ education program
6. Welcome to Country Opening Ceremony
7. Closing Ceremony & Concert 8. Symposium – Art & Nature