In October 2005 a meeting of Friends of Lorne Arts met at Graeme Wilkie’s Qdos Art Gallery to discuss his long held dream to stage a world-class sculpture exhibition along the dramatic sweep of Lorne’s famous foreshore.
This resulted in overwhelming support from community and regional authorities and the formation of the Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc.
A Committee team led by Jack and Cynthia Wynhoven set up the inaugural exhibition called “The Littoral Edge” from October 26 to November 11, 2007.
Renowned Australian Art Historian and Lecturer Ken Scarlett was appointed as Curator for the first Lorne Sculpture Exhibition in 2007.
The first Lorne Sculpture Exhibition was acclaimed by the Australian sculpture world, the local community, critics and artists alike as an important new showcase for contemporary sculpture for both local and international artists.
Lorne Sculpture 2016 will run from 12 March – 3 April 2016.
Festival curator Julie Collins announced the popular event would return this year bigger than ever before.
“The 2016 event will offer multiple layers of experiences which will help to grow audiences, expand opportunities for Australian sculptors and help build a reflective, creative and intuitive society,” Ms Collins said.
“It’s also a wonderful opportunity to show off the beautiful township of Lorne, allowing the natural environment to be seen in new ways as the sculptures draw attention to undiscovered vistas along the Trail from the pier to the river.”
The 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale will deliver a mix of large and small sculptural projects as well as the Sculpture Trail, which will feature large scale sculptures positioned along the coastline.
New features of this year’s festival will include sculptures with a special night time emphasis, as well as smaller maquette models of the 35 major artworks that will be displayed separately.
Read more here: http://www.lornesculpture.com