What Is Lorne Sculpture Biennale?

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB) is a vibrant festival celebrating the best of Australian and international sculpture.


It’s a free public event held every two years, where the stunning Lorne foreshore becomes the picturesque pedestal for sculptures and the venue for a vibrant program of events.


Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB2020) ‘A sense of place’ celebrates the best in contemporary Australian and International sculpture

in a vibrant event that enriches and transforms the stunning Lorne foreshore.


Victoria’s most prestigious sculpture event, now in its seventh iteration, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale is an iconic event for arts lovers and novices alike.


Under the artistic direction of Graeme Wilkie OAM, the 2020 event will explore the intersection of nature, history and social connection to Lorne and the Great Ocean Road through the

theme ‘A sense of place’.


As in the past a sculpture trail along the beach will be created. A new model will present up to 16 public art projects created in “precincts” along the foreshore.


Each precinct will become a transformed space, and artists will be asked to take ownership of their precincts to create new experiences.

They will be free to highlight the diverse influences that make Lorne unique as a magnificent natural location but one of fascinating human activity, both now and in the past.

Exploring the construction of the Great Ocean Road, the changing face of tourism, first peoples, early settlement, shipwrecks, timber and fishing industries will be some of the themes.


The festival will aim to increase interest from visitors and stakeholders, continues to grow in its professional delivery, while still being primarily volunteer-based.


LSB2020 has the aim of enlivening and educating, demonstrating the role that artistic endeavour can play in everyday life.

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