McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014 finalists announced

Thirty-four finalists have been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014, one of the richest and most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Australia.

The finalists will be eligible for the acquisitive McClelland Award of $100,000.00 for outdoor sculpture, the McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) of $30,000 which also includes a solo exhibition at McClelland and the Frankston City People’s Choice Award of $20,000.

Dr Liz Kreijin, Assistant Director Collection and Presentation, Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands will judge the McClelland Award 2014 and will announce the winner on Sunday 23 November, 2014.

McClelland is recognised as Australia’s most significant sculpture park, showcasing over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures on 16 hectares, located within the diverse settings of ti-tree forests, bracken paths, heathlands, landscaped gardens and lakes.  

With this Survey, the sixth in the series, McClelland continues to consolidate its position as one of the most important Sculpture Parks internationally.

The McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award supports sculpture in a direct way with over $200,000 going directly to sculptors, making McClelland a major promoter of contemporary sculpture in Australia.

The McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award was established in 2003 and quickly established itself as the most influential and prestigious exhibition of outdoor public sculpture in Australia. It brings together a wide range of sculptors from emerging, mid-career and established artists, working in wide range of styles and different media. It truly encapsulates the best of current sculpture practice.

The thirty-four selected Survey sculptures will be displayed along a picturesque sculpture trail which winds its way through a variety of natural bush landscape and grasslands making it both an art and nature experience.

 

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
23 November, 2014 to 19 July, 2015
Melbourne