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

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.


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 explore the intersection of nature, history and social connection to Lorne and the Great Ocean Road through the theme ‘A sense of place’.


LSB2021 – ‘A Sense of place’


As in the past a sculpture trail along the beach foreshore will be created from south to north.

A new model will present up to 16 public art projects created in “precincts” along this foreshore.

Each precinct will become a transformed space, and artists will 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, surfing, beach culture, timber and fishing industries will be some of the themes.


Select events, over the 3 weeks, will complement the artistic inspirations and celebrate the regions ‘sense of place’ delivering a unique experience to be celebrated including the indoor small sculpture exhibition and other events



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.

Love Lorne


Set on the Great Ocean Road along side the picturesque waters of Loutit Bay, Lorne is the quintessential seaside holiday retreat.


Thanks to its fresh sea air, white beaches and buzzing arts community along with the nearby Otways and a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager holidaymakers for more than a century.


You’ll quickly find out why the Nouveau riche of the 1920’s made Lorne their seaside getaway, gifting the beautiful Art Deco architecture and taste for the arts to the next generation of admirers.


Within two hours of Melbourne, Lorne invites you to uncover a cove of indulgent little pleasures, promising an affair of endless weekend romance.


With the LSB21 event in October and November, this is the shoulder season, so there will be plenty of deals to stay a few nights.
Take advantage of the beautiful Autumn. When you stay longer, dine out, and support the event you are intern directly increasing yield to the region in the off season, supporting the local Lorne and Great Ocean Road communities and businesses.


Plan your trip, stay a few nights, indulge in some fine foods, experience Lorne, enjoy the LSB trail during the day, or even better at dawn or dusk.

Plan your visit www.iamlorne.com or for more details www.lornesculpture.com/FAQs