The 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB), LANDFALL!, celebrates the best in contemporary Australian and international sculpture in a free, vibrant festival that enriches and transforms the stunning Lorne foreshore and surrounds on the Great Ocean Road.
Over three weekends, Victoria’s most prestigious sculpture festival, now in its sixth iteration, will be an unmissable destination for arts lovers everywhere. Under the creative direction of curator Lara Nicholls in her incoming biennale, the 2018 event explores the theme ‘Landfall’, presenting major works and new commissions from 41 artists devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment.
Astonishing sculptures and installations which explore the intersection of nature, humanity and art, created by acclaimed artists from around the world, are situated across the dramatic sweep of Lorne’s world-famous foreshore. In 2016 this event attracted over 60,000 visitors.
The Sculpture Trail is a 4km- track extending from Erskine River to the St George River, which can be pleasantly walked enjoyed by car or bike, featuring 25 of the event artists.
The curator has included young emerging artists such as Paul Murphy, Georgina Humphries, Sophie Clague and Ciara Glover. They will be exhibiting alongside senior legends of Australian sculpture including Jock Clutterbuck and Margaret Worth.
Born in Lorne, Nicholls brings her expertise and passion for art, a desire to achieve gender parity in the arts and a need to explore environmental issues to her role. Founded in 2005, the LSB is uniquely located where the Great Otway National Park meets the ocean, a site that naturally lends itself to art that engages with environment and encourages cross-cultural dialogue. The seaside town becomes the glorious venue for an enlivening program of festival experiences.
When: 17 March – 2 April 2018
Where: Lorne, Victoria, Australia