2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale

For three weeks in March, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, one of Australia’s largest contemporary sculpture events, will transform Victoria's Lorne foreshore into a picturesque trail of dozens of sculptures created by a mix of Australian emerging and established sculptors.

Over thirty-five major works have been selected to be part of the sculpture trail which will extend from the pier along the coastal path, down the boardwalk, meandering along cypress drive and finishing up at the Erskine River.

Each sculptor will also create a maquette of their larger work to be exhibited separately in the ‘Maquette Exhibition’ where all works are for sale to both art collectors and admirers alike.  A $25,000 non-acquisitive prize will also be awarded to one of the sculptors. Sculptors include: Adrian Maurkis, Anthony Sawrey, Ben Laycock, Bronek Kozka, Damian Bateson, Dan Wollmering, Dana Falcini, Daniel Clemmett, David Waters, Elaine Miles, Faustas Sadauskas, Frances Guerin, Georgina Humphries, Jason Waterhouse, Jennifer Cochrane, Jenny Crompton, Karleena Mitchell & Brandon Gardiner, Liz Walker & Adam Hoss Ayres, Loretta Quinn, Louis Pratt, Mark Cuthbertson, Matthew Harding, Richard Collopy, Vicki West & Penny Campton, Peter D Andrianakis, Peter Lundberg,  Pimpisa Tinpalit, Robert Hague, Roh Singh, Roman Liebach, Ros Bandt, Ryan F Kennedy, Simon Alexander Cook, Skunk Control, Stevie Fieldsend, Takahiko Sugawara, Tas Wansbrough and Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling.

Another new initiative is the Major Project Commissions; where three sculptors – Josh Muir, Mark Douglass and Aaron Robinson – will create major projects for the most significant sites, kick started with a $10,000 grant. Each project will provide a significant punctuation point for the trail exhibition and all will have a night time element.

Art lovers and travellers across Australia are encouraged to visit the exhibition which will offer free access to view the sculptures along with a range of cultural experiences, as well as additional programs such as ‘sculpturscape’ and ‘Performance Art Projects’ by Ash Keating, Stelarc, Jill Orr and Ryan F Kennedy.

“It’s exciting to have such a high calibre of artists involved in the 2016 Biennale. All the artists are highly regarded with their own unique styles, and we can’t wait to see the finished pieces in the natural setting along Lorne’s magnificent foreshore,” says festival curator, Julie Collins.

2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale
12 March to 3 April, 2016