With so many exciting art exhibitions in and around Melbourne, it is not possible to cover all in this blog so we will only highlight certain shows that we have been able to visit and choose to highlight by review.
William Mora gallery
60 TANNER Street, Richmond, Victoria
Gallery Hours: Weds – Friday 10am – 4pm
Paintings – Never Real and Always True 2
Dates: March 10th – April 1st 2016
Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016
Avec Pleasure was invited to attend the opening week-end for the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016 – (LSB) We have prepared a brief review for those of you who have never been down the coast to partake in this wonderful bi-annual sculptural site-specific event. It runs for three weeks March 12th – April 3rd 2016.
It’s history began in 2005, with a meeting of Friends of Lorne Arts met to discuss the possibility of a coastal sculptural exhibition which would take place along the Lorne foreshore. The meeting lead to the establishment of the Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc. with the first exhibition being held from Oct 26th – Nov 11th, 2007. Australian Art Historian Ken Scarlett, was chosen to be the Curator for this inaugural Lorne Sculptural Exhibition.
In 2016, the event has grown and the Lorne foreshore has been imaginatively transformed by the presence of 39 contemporary sculptures spanning from the Lorne pier to Erskine River. They have planned many sculptural projects and school workshops throughout the three week period. Further, a series of art performances by highly regarded Australian artists: Stelarc and Jill Orr, will take place this year. Check www.lornesculpture.com for details of scheduled performances and events throughout the three week long Biennale. This year Jenny Crompton has won the major sculpture prize.
Julie Collins has acted as the curator for the past two Lorne Sculpture Biennales and this third LSB will be her final year in this role. “The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016, builds on the continued success of the previous exhibitions, showcasing the most innovative sculptors in Australia. It presents the ‘expanded definition’ of what contemporary sculpture is…” Julie Collins – Curator
The creation of an annual LSB sculpture prize for 2009, 2012, 2014 means that a major sculpture has been acquired or commissioned after the LSB finishes for permanent exhibition on the foreshore. 2014’s winner, Louise Paramour commissioned work entitled ‘Supermodel’ is now in situ close to the Tourist Office. We hope you will support this creative initiative by adding LSB to your Art calendar.