There is a flourishing Sculpture Culture winding along the picturesque Main Street of Yinnar, the 900 strong Gippsland community, two hours from Melbourne. Home to a series of permanent sculptures that set the scene for its eclectic arts community, the 4th biennial Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition (GSE) takes over from March 26th, 2023.
This popular juried exhibition, held over seven weeks, attracts Australia's most recognized interior and exterior sculptors. Working with a host of mediums, transforming steel, stone, wood, ceramic, and bronze into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Inspired by the caliber of sculpture exhibitions worldwide, Nicole Allen, one of the Founders of GSE, visualised the streets of Yinnar embracing a Sculpture Culture - the idea took form and, the rest is history.
Attracting thousands of visitors, there will be over 80 sculptures, demonstrations for young and old, artists talks, refreshments, local musicians, entertainment, and a good ol' fashion chainsaw carving demonstration - something for everyone. Attracting hundreds of applicants, this year the prize money has grown to reflect the high caliber of work created by emerging and established artists.
Mark your calendar and explore the artistry of Regional Victoria.
We look forward to seeing you on the street, in one form or another!