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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). 

The dates for the 2014 Survey are 23rd November 2014 - 19th July 2015. In 2014 the winner was Matthew Harding for his sculpture Void.

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Photo Gallery
Winner McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014
McClelland 2012 winner Greg Johns
Opening of the 2010 McClelland Sculpture Survey
Video and Audio Gallery

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

Title : Down in the Woods Today - The Melbourne Review

Apr 5, 2013

The 5th McClelland Sculpture Suvery is currently reaping the benefits of expanding into some of its "new" territory.

Title : FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012

Jan 31, 2012

From a total of 173 national and international applications 36 finalists have been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012.

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