Curated by Julie Collins, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale is a bi-annual event, and this year features more than one hundred Australian artists in three categories – the Sculpture Trail Award, which winds its way along the Lorne shoreline, the Small Sculpture Award and the Sculpturescape Award. Sculpturescape features artists making temporary works in different locations during the course of the exhibition. There have also been a number of sculpture commissions installed throughout the main street, and some performing artists will also present during the course of the show. This year there is also a new award for critical arts writing about sculpture, called the Scarlett Award, named after eminent sculpture writer Ken Scarlett..
I am participating in the Sculpturescape category, and have also entered two articles in the arts writing award.
For the Sculpturescape category I am doing a pit firing on the beach, which should be very exciting. The weather for the weekend is going to be ideal – around the mid 20’s – not too hot, not too cold. I will be conducting the pit firing on Sunday 9th March and will be unloading it on Monday 10th March – and the works that emerge from the pit will be available to purchase on the day, warm from the pit.
The Biennale opens on Saturday 8th March at 3pm, and if past shows are any indication the next three weeks will be an art lovers paradise, and an eye opener for those less familiar with art and sculpture.
If you can’t make the show stay tuned to this blog for a future post and pics of all the amazing visual treasures that the exhibition promises.