The Supermodel was officially unveiled on Sunday the 22nd of March at 11am by the Minister for Creative Industries, the Honourable Martin Foley and Louise Paramor and cutting of the ribbon was observed by a large crowd of local residents, representatives of Creative Victoria, Surfcoast Shire, GORCC, DELWP and the Committee for Lorne.
This sculpture is the culmination of a year’s work by Louise Paramor, the winner of the 2014 Lorne Sculpture Biennale and the recipient of a $75,000 commission from Creative Victoria’s Victorian Public Sculpture Fund.
Louise carefully considered the design of her Supermodel to complement and enhance the Lorne streetscape.
She bases her work on discarded plastic objects, repurposed to give new life, which relates to over consumerism and recycling. In the case of Supermodel Louise has referred to a pen holder, plumbing fittings and a baby's rattle which take on an abstracted humanistic form.
LSB 2016 will be a multi layered event and our Curator for 2016, Julie Collins, has announced the return of the Sculpture Trail with around 35 major sculptures positioned along the coastline, Small Sculpture (The Collectors’ Project), Sculpturscape where sculptors will create sculptural projects on site over two days and an expanded Performance Art program providing several not to be missed experiences.
A well curated Education program is as important as any component of the exhibition and in 2016 this will see engagement opportunities for all ages as well as artists talks,
The Scarlett Award is now open for entries and will continue to encourage critical writing about contemporary sculpture. Reviewers can submit reviews about exhibitions, public art projects or large scale events. The award encourages professional and non professional writers to move beyond academic writing and start communicating with a wider audience. The Scarlett Award winner will be presented at the opening of the 2016 event. Details for entries for Scarlett Award: Download HERE
What’s new for 2016?
A Maquette Exhibition. Each sculptor selected for the Sculpture Trail will make a maquette of their larger work and these will be exhibited separately to the Small Sculpture exhibition. For those who love a Trail piece but haven’t got the money, space or just aren’t sure of taking that next step the maquette is the perfect way to start or continue a sculpture collection.
Also new is the Major Project Commission. Julie is calling for proposals from sculptors to engage one of three sites with a major sculptural project which might have a night time element. The Major Project sites allocated are the Pier, the grass foreshore and the Erskine River.
In addition, Julie wants to showcase a significant Australian Sculptor within a specially designated indoor exhibition space.