THE McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery has been showcasing art for nearly half a century.
For its 50-year anniversary, exhibitions of works drawn from the gallery’s collection will be displayed.
The McClelland Collection: 50 Years of Spatial Practice will feature work from Augustine Dall’Ava, Richard Giblett, Stephen Haley, Inge King, Janet Laurence, Akio Makigawa, Fiona McMonagle, Sanné Mestrom, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, Ken Reinhard, Tim Silver, Kylie Stillman, Colin Suggett, Simon Terrill, George Tjungarrayi, and Lisa Waup.
McClelland director Lisa Byrne said “the exhibition works were chosen from more than 2,600 works collected over the gallery’s 50-year history.”
“Throughout our 50-year history, McClelland has welcomed between 120,000 and 300,000 visitors each year to the Park and Gallery. This 50-year celebration exhibition will encapsulate all the elements which have made McClelland such an enduringly attractive destination for our visitors and friends,” she said.
“The exhibition is designed to reflect the very essence of McClelland as Australia’s preeminent sculpture park and art gallery in a bushland setting. The nature of spatial practice allows a unique engagement with our environment, and as such these works explore aspects of the natural, domestic, social, and conceptual spaces we inhabit.”
The spatial practice exhibition will run from 15 May – 15 August
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery is based at 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. Opening hours Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm.