Introducing the Melbourne Sculpture Biennale

A new Biennale will put impressive Victorian works on a pedestal.

Words: Erin Irwin

It has been announced that this October the Villa Alba in Naarm/Melbourne is set to host the very first edition of the Melbourne Sculpture Biennale, titled The Burden of Objects. Laura Couttie and LON Gallery’s Adam Stone will be bringing together their impressive curatorial chops and decades of experience to present the works of 15 Victorian-based artists – whose names are yet to be released.

The artists have been selected from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences in order to best showcase the quality of Victorian sculptural practice, both established and emerging. The Biennale has been initiated to increase the visibility of the medium, as there are innate difficulties involved in the production of sculptural works, especially at scale. Materials can be prohibitive, and permanent sculpture can be hard to place, and hard to store, hence the title of the event.

The organisers have partnered with the Australian Cultural Fund, and are inviting donations. The Biennale will run from 9 – 13 October 2024.

This article was posted 5 July 2024.

Image: The Burden of Objects, Villa Alba, artist’s impression. Courtesy: Melbourne Sculpture Biennale.

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