Lorne Sculpture Biennale: Back on Track!

Lorne Sculpture: Back on Track
In the December 2019 newsletter we announced that the 2020 LSB was to be deferred.The feedback from this news affirmed the strong and widespread support for the exhibition, both within and beyond our community. As a result, the new committee has agreed that the exhibition will be held in 2021, following the vision and themes developed for 2020.Therefore, the next Lorne Sculpture exhibition will be held between Saturday 30 October and Sunday 21 November  2021!Most of the artists selected for 2020 have confirmed to Graeme Wilkie that they are still keen to be included in the 2021 exhibition.The task at hand now is planning for 2021, confirming support from our followers, and looking at new ways to fundraise to attract sponsorship and identify synergies with the current goals of government and institutional grants bodies.
We are planning events for 2020 and will let you know when and how in future newsletters.

Please visit www.lornesculpture.com/support or contact manager@lornesculpture.com to see how you can get involved in this amazing event.

Committee News

Since the start of 2020,our past Presidents have supported the continuing committee and have helped recruit an enthusiastic and skilled group to join the committee and see Lorne Sculpture 2021 into fruition.

We are excited to welcome to the committee:
Andrew Stobart as Vice President and John Mortimore, who join Karen Pitt (Secretary), Bruce Potgieter (Treasurer), Janet Barton, Vanessa Schernickau and Leon Walker (Manager).

The committee has commenced strategic planning for the 2021 exhibition, supported by Graeme Wilkie who continues to provide his expertise as our honorary and indispensable Artistic Director.

Robert Hague wins Montalto Sculpture Prize

Congratulations to Robert Hague who was last week awarded the prestigious Montalto sculpture prize.  Many of you will remember Robert’s stunning work, Tenjen, which soared above Scotchman’s Hill during our 2014 exhibition – take a look at the photo published here https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/sculptor-spreads-wings-along-lorne-coast-for-monthlong-biennale-20140307-34cpy.html
Robert also won the LSB small sculpture award in 2011 for his work, Trojan Hammer.

Donors and Members

A huge thank you to those who donated during 2019, and who instructed us in December to retain that donation until we had a clearer vision for the future of the exhibition.

You are all still listed on the supporters page of the website –  (https://www.lornesculpture.com/support/)

  • Event Sponsor, the Sidney Myer Fund
  • Gold Sponsors, the Cattermole family and Graham Blashki and Evelyn Firstenburg
  • Silver Sponsors, the Kamener Foundation, the Luce Sulla Collina Foundation, Phil Rounsevell and Nelson Estrella
  • Bronze Sponsors, Margaret Bullen, Marny Fenton, Laurence Harewood, John and Kirstie Henderson, Ute and Dieter Martin and Karen Pitt
  • and other donors to date, Martyn Gehrckens, Merryn Kelsall, Tim and Joan Landy, Sicca van Schaardenburg, Gillian Trahair and Graeme Wilkie.

Thank you also to those who have pledged donations to the next event on the board at Qdos – we will contact you before the end of the financial year. If you have any queries regarding donations and their taxation status, please do not hesitate to contact our Manager.


Our membership fees cover a two-year period and fees for some (but not all) of you are now due. Our Secretary will email those whose membership expired at the 2019 AGM and invite you to renew.
We encourage all our supporters to apply for  membership – the fee is only $50 for two years and you can apply via https://www.lornesculpture.com/support/ .

Staying in touch
We will keep you updated on the future of LSB through newsletters and the website.

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 (LSB2021) ‘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 2021 event will explored\ 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 would 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 would 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 aims to increase interest from visitors and stakeholders, continues to grow in its professional delivery, while still being primarily volunteer-based.


LSB2021 has the aim of enlivening and educating, demonstrating the role that artistic endeavour can play in everyday life.