The McClelland Sculpture Survey

The McClelland Sculpture Survey has emerged as Australia’s most important outdoor sculpture exhibition since beginning in 2003.

Displaying a variety of works in different media and styles by emerging and established artists, the McClelland Sculpture Survey is displayed on 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens with national and international sculptors eligible to enter the prestigious McClelland Award.

The $100,000 McClelland Award 2012 was awarded to Greg Johns for his work At the centre (There is nothing). The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Australian Art Senior Curator, Deborah Edwards, judged the McClelland Award. Other prizes went to Christopher Langton, who won the McClelland Achievement Prize for Away with the fairies while the Frankston City People’s Choice Award will be announced in June. Finalists include Zoe Amor, Antonia Goodfellow, Charles Robb, Matt Calvert and Jud Wimhurst.

Presented in partnership with The Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Fund and The Balnaves Foundation, the McClelland Sculpture Survey runs until July 14 and is set in 16 hectares of bushland, lakes and landscaped gardens in Langwarrin, which is four kilometres east of Frankston in the Mornington Peninsula with the Survey providing sculptors the opportunity to present their works in an outdoor exhibition context.

More than 90 sculptures by Australia’s leading artists are present at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, which has a rotating program of exhibitions, events and lectures, which you can discover via free-guided tours. Tours are available every Wednesday and Thursday at 11am and 2pm or by appointment on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Opening Hours
Gallery: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Cafe: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm
Entry by donation


Photo by: John Gollings.


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