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, agreed to provide funds to hold the McClelland Sculpture Survey in 2010 and 2012. 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 2012 Survey are 8th November 2012 - 14th July 2013.
For more information please visit www.mcclellandgallery.com
Apr 5, 2013
The 5th McClelland Sculpture Suvery is currently reaping the benefits of expanding into some of its "new" territory.
Jan 31, 2012
From a total of 173 national and international applications 36 finalists have been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012.
Nov 22, 2010
Australia's richest sculpture prize gives artists a way to recast our national identity.