From a total of 153 national and international applications 35 finalists have been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014, one of the richest and most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Australia.
The 35 finalists will be eligible for the acquisitive McClelland Award of $100,000.00 for outdoor sculpture, the McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) of $30,000 which also includes a solo exhibition at McClelland and the Frankston City People’s Choice Award of $20,000.
McClelland is delighted to announce that Dr Liz Kreijin, Assistant Director Collection and Presentation, Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands will judge the McClelland Award 2014.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier Sculpture Parks. The 25 hectares Sculpture Park is one of the largest in Europe. The sculpture garden contains over 170 objects, including works by Marta Pan, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Serra, Atelier van Lieshout, Chris Booth and Jan Fabre.
“I am very excited to be a part of the 2014 Award and its growing international recognition,” says Dr Liz Kreijin.
“Working for one of Europe’s most fabulous sculpture gardens and being a regular visitor to Australia, judging the McClelland Sculpture Survey brings two of my favourites interests together: modern sculpture and the Australian landscape.”
“Building on the tradition, the 2014 McClelland Sculpture Survey, the sixth in the series, is an exciting presentation of the best of contemporary sculpture expanded in to a unique Australian bush setting,”says Robert Lindsay, Director McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.
“The range of styles and variety of materials, the imagination and the messages, all convey a sense of excitement of contemporary art. Arranged along a sculpture trail, these 35 selected Survey works explore the theme of art and nature in the 21st Century.”
The McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award was established in 2003 and quickly established itself as the most influential and prestigious exhibition of outdoor public sculpture in Australia.
It brings together a wide range of sculptors from emerging, mid-career and established artists, working in wide range of styles and different media. It truly encapsulates the best of current sculpture practice.
The 35 selected Survey sculptures will be displayed along a picturesque sculpture trail which winds its way through a variety of natural bush landscape and grasslands making it both an art and nature experience.
The 2014 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award will be open to the public from Sunday 23 November 2014 until Sunday 19 July 2015.
For more information and the complete list of finalists, visit: www.mcclellandgallery.com for details.
Image: At the centre (There is nothing) – Greg Johns