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Date: 21 July 2013
Lorne Sculpture Biennale returns to Victoria’s famous foreshore in March 2014 with an exciting line-up of Australian artists.
Artists who will showcase their work along the stunning Lorne shoreline were today announced by festival Curator Julie Collins.
Some of the artists contributing works include Louise Paramor, Domenico de Clario, Robert Bridgewater and 2011 Lorne Sculpture winner, Greg Johns.
Julie says the 2014 Lorne Sculpture Biennale will celebrate artists whose sculptures are reflective of both contemporary ideas and the landscape of Lorne.
More than 100 of the most innovative Australian contemporary sculptural artists will be showcased and competing for nearly $50,000 worth of prizes. Three high-profile judges have been appointed to judge the works: Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Jason Smith, Director and CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art and Heidi Wood, Australian artist based in Paris.
‘’The impressive and varied selection of talent includes artists whose work occupies or utilises the 3D, achieves high levels of artistic integrity, quality and above all, innovation,’’ Julie says. ‘’I can’t wait to see their proposals take shape.’’
Julie describes the contemporary sculptor as a therapist for the soul, a story teller, a social commentator, a political activist, creating works which are conceptually relevant for our time, reflecting our place and subsequent effect on history.
“I’m excited to be curating the fourth Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Next year’s event to be held from Saturday 8 March to Sunday 30 March promises to push boundaries and will be the most comprehensive, diverse and premier sculptural event in Australia,” Julie says.
The three-week event spanning four weekends includes the main attraction, the Sculpture Trail, where 41 major, permanent sculptures will be presented along the beautiful coastline from Lorne Pier to the Erskine River. Be inspired. Be delighted. Be amazed. Be challenged, as you walk along the ocean trail.
In a new initiative to promote critical writing about contemporary sculpture, Lorne Biennale 2014 is proud to announce The Scarlett Award, named after Australian curator and writer Ken Scarlett. Ken has actively worked to promote Australian sculpture for more than 40 years.
The Scarlett Award is a nationwide competition open now to Australian professional and non- professional critics, artists and writers. A cash prize of $5000 will be awarded to the best-written review at the opening on Saturday 8 March.
With a series of free outdoor events next March that includes a mix of temporary and permanent pieces, large and small artworks, performance art, guided tours, sound and light installations, night events, workshops and a range of educational programs aimed at all age groups, Julie says 2014’s festival will be bigger than ever before.
“This is Victoria’s largest and most unique collection of contemporary and innovative sculpture in all its forms,” Julie says. “In 2014 we plan to take Lorne Sculpture from exhibition to event status.’’
Australia’s most prominent sculptor, Inge King, is Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014’s Arts Patron.
With many more exciting initiatives to be announced over the coming months, Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014 is a must-see event to add to your calendar.