Aussie sculptural landscape

 

 

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Greg Johns sculpture –  Palmer

Photo – Bill Doyle

 

 

Palmer Sculpture Biennial

 

Windswept, undulating plains saturated with lucid light and the occasional rocky outcrops with smooth erosion, dotted with solitary trees of tenacity making a statement of survival. A perfect location for creating the powerful dichotomy of modern contemporary sculptures against an ancient landscape. The entrancing Aussie landscapes on their own wrench deep chords from the soul, so having a sculpture to study in this setting under pristine skies is a pure bonus.
Palmer is situated 70km East of Adelaide in the state of South Australia on the Murray Plains and sculptor Greg Johns has a property nearby on the eastern escarpment of the Mount Lofty ranges. which is the location for the Palmer Sculpture Biennial. His objective for this land is to display a collection of his own works and a range of other contemporary sculptures, along with ecological rehabilitation. The range of work included involves symbolic reading of the landscape, responding not only to the physical but also the mythical and the spiritual senses of the Australian landscape. Sculptures are placed in relationship to the whole landscape; it is not a ‘sculpture park’ as such.
A biennial sculpture exhibition was established in 2004 which includes emerging, mid career and established artists, with diverse styles of practice represented. A distinguished artist is also invited to participate. The Indigenous people and traditional custodians of this location are the Peramangk and the area has a rich Indigenous history.

 

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 ‘Returning to Whole’ – Astra Parker

2010

 

 

 

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Ancient She-oak tree – photo Bill Doyle

 

 

 

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 ‘Hearth (Resting Place)’ – Andre Lloyd Lawrence

2014

 

 

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Astra Parker – ‘Migration Sero’

2016

Photo – Bill Doyle

 

 

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Karl Meyer – ‘Substance’

2016

 

 

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Astra Parker – ‘Rhythm Underground’

2014

Photo – Bill Doyle

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Bert Flugelman – ‘Serpent II’

2008

Photo – Bill Doyle

 

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Nicholas Uhlmann – ‘The Hood III’

2016

 

 

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Erwin Fabian – ‘Palinode’

( Centenarian still sculpting)

2016

 

 

 

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Ormerod, Chris – ‘The Vital Arc’

2012

 

 

 

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Clancy Warner – ‘Whitewashing History’

2016

Photo – Bill Doyle

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Dianne Coulter – ‘Earth Force, Series 3′

7th Palmer Sculpture Biennial – 2016

 

 

 

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Egbert Wellmann – ‘Ambiguous’ 

 

 

 

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Nicholas Uhlmann – ‘Rock Bottom Riser’

2008

 Palmer Sculpture Biennial

 

 

 

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Ted Jonnson – ‘Birdman’

Paula Mcmanus – flickr

 

 

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‘Merging – Emerging figure’  –  Corten Steel – Greg Johns

 

 

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George Andric – ‘Everything Changes Everything Returns’

2012

 

 

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‘Guardian Figures’ – Greg Johns

Permanent installation   Photo – Bill Doyle

 

 

 

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‘Horizon Figure V’ – Greg Johns

2014

Permanent installation   Photo – Bill Doyle

 

 

 

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‘Seeing The Land’  – Greg Johns

2012

 

 

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Stephen Lloyd,  – ‘Heatwave’

2012

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Ian Hamilton and John Hayward –  ‘The Bower Tower Project’

2012

 

 

 

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‘Bird Spirit Vessel’ – Nicholas Uhlmann

 

 

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‘Return Voyager’ – Nick Uhlmann

2014

Photo – Bill Doyle

 

 

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John Blines – ‘Displaced 1′

 

 

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Lorry Wedding-Marchioro – ‘Entanglement’

2016

 

McClelland Gallery Sculpture Park

 

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park showcases over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures, mainly of contemporary style, set within a diverse landscape of natural Australian bush plants, bracken paths, heathlands, landscaped gardens, sweeping lawns and lakes. The 16 hectares park is situated in Langwarrin on the Mornington Peninsula and includes a cafe. McClelland is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the presentation and promotion of sculpture in Australia and runs the Biennial McClelland Sculpture Survey which selects a new sculpture for the park.

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
390 McClelland Drive
Langwarrin, Victoria
3910 Australia

Admission by donation

Opening hours:
Tues to Sun : 10am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays and
some Public Holidays

Website

 

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‘Alexander The Great’ by Dean Colls

 

 

 

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Karl Duldig – Myth of Echo

 

 

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Dean Bowen – ‘Echinda’

2013

 

 

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‘Fell for Silo’ – Robbie Rowlands

2010

 

 

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‘A Backwards Attitude’ – Louis Pratt

 

 

 

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‘Anno Domino’ – Geoffrey Ricardo

2009

 

 

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‘Tara’ – Lenton Parr

 

 

 

 

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‘Snuffle’ –  Sebastian Di Mauro

2002-03

 

 

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‘Metamorph’ – Erwin Fabian

 

 

 

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‘Alien’ by John Kelly

 

 

 

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‘Landing Object II ‘ by Vincas Jomantas

 

 

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McClelland Gallery – Permanent Collection. ‘Waterhole’ –  Sergio Hernandez Merchan

 

 

 

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‘Rise of the Flowering Plant’ (Lower cretacious)  by Geoffrey Bartlett

 

 

 

 

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Disco yowie ‘Golden Beast’ – Troy Emery

 

 

 

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  ‘At the Centre There is Nothing’ – Greg Johns

 

 

 

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‘Twisters’  Phil Price, New Zealand

2006

Photo Adrienne Rewi

 

 

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‘Polaroid’  Lea Williams

 

 

 

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James Parrett – ‘M Fifteen’

 

 

 

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‘ReGeneration’ –  Sonia Payes

2014

 

 

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Greg Johns – ‘To the Centre II’

2007 – photographs © Marcus Bunyan

 

 

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Windchime Sculpture

 

 

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Wanda Gillespie

 

 

 

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Adrian Mauriks – ‘Strange Fruit’

2010

photograph © Marcus Bunyan

 

 

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Contemporary stainless steel sculpture

McCelland Gallery Sculpture Park

 

 

Other Australian landscape sculptures

 

 

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‘The Rain Dragon’ by Andrew Whitehead

Lockhart, NSW

 

 

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‘Swagman and Dog’ scrap metal sculpture by Andrew Whitehead

 2012

 

 

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Andrew Whitehead Horse and Rider

Shepparton Pony Club, VIC

 

 

 

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Andrew Whitehead  scrap metal Boxing Kangaroo sculpture

 

 

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‘L’Artiste’, by Frederic Berjot

Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast, QLD

2010

 

 

 

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‘Spirit House’ – Craig Medson, QLD

2005

 

 

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This sculpture by Milynda Rogers has been nicknamed ‘Barb’ because of  approx. 3km of barbed wire that went into its construction.

Muttaburra, Queensland

 

 

 

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The William Ricketts Sanctuary sculpture garden in Mt Dandenong, Melbourne

photo by Trish Hunter

 

 

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Stephen King – ‘Fallout’

S x S Bondi 2013 – photo Clyde Yee

 

 

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Tim Macfarlane Reid, ‘Still Connected’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015

 

 

 

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Jeramie Carter – ‘The Dancer’ 

Photo – Sergio Dionisio: AAP

 

 

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‘Venus’ – Duncan Stemler

1997

Clyde Yee photo

 

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Byung Chul Ahn

 ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ at Bondi to Bronte coastal walk

 

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‘Australia Garden’, Cranbourne

see more of the Australia Garden on veniceclayartists article –  Mystical gardens and sculpture tour

 
 
 
 
 

 

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  1. Per Rehfeldt
    Posted November 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic!

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