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McClelland Gallery-Sculpture Park

McClelland Gallery-Sculpture Park

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park is a national centre for sculpture that focuses on contemporary art practice and produces innovative exhibitions in a world-class gallery and sculpture park. The Sculpture Park is the largest in Australia and is a mixture of developed garden galleries, landscaped and natural bushland with open grassed areas, lakes and sculpture trails. Over 80 major sculptures are on permanent display in the grounds.

Due to the national importance of McClelland for Australian sculptural practice, the Balnaves Foundation has supported a number of projects. In 2007 The Balnaves Foundation supported the acquisition of eight additional hectares of land effectively doubling the size of the park and cementing its place as a world class sculpture park. In 2008, The Balnaves Foundation, in partnership with the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation, acquired Ron Mueck’s Wild Man. Ron Mueck is one of Australia’s most successful sculptors and has received international acclaim.

More recently The Balnaves Foundation, again in partnership with the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation, provided funds to hold the McClelland Sculpture Survey in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The McClelland Sculpture Survey presents the best of current sculpture in Australia and has emerged as Australia’s most important biennial sculpture exhibition.

The winner of the 2010 McClelland Sculpture Survey was Louise Paramor for her work Top Shelf. In 2012 Greg Johns won the award for his sculpture At the centre (There is Nothing). In 2014, the winner was Matthew Harding for his Sculpture Void.

The Balnaves Curatorial Intern position was created in 2011 as an initiative of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery and The Balnaves Foundation. As a three year position, the role aims to equip a recent graduate in Curatorial studies with hands on training in all aspects of curatorial duties, such as exhibition development and design, collection management, registration, public and education programming, liasing with stakeholders, collectors, artists and galleries as well as developing skills in marketing, writing, editing, grant submissions and the production of publications. The current Balnaves Curatorial Intern is Erin Wilson.

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Winner McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014
McClelland 2012 winner Greg Johns
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park - Peter Corlett - 'Tarax Play Sculpture', 2004
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Title : McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014 - SMH

Jan 31, 2015

Australia's richest sculpture prize is aiming to overtake its more famous competitors

Title : Artist Matthew Harding wins $100K McClelland Award for sculpture - Frankston Standard Leader

Nov 25, 2014

 Australia’s biggest sculpture prize

Title : Melbourne artist Matthew Harding takes top prize - The Age

Nov 23, 2014

McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014 

Title : Ambushed by Art - Herald Sun

Nov 21, 2014

McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014

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