This year marks the 16th annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards. From October 23 until December 5th, Yering Station will play host to thirty-one incredible sculptures on and around the property’s dramatic gardens and corridors.
The Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition has grown steadily since 2001, and is now a must-see event on the Victorian arts calendar attracting significant interstate visitation. It is respected for its consistency and longevity and its ability to annually showcase a cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice from both established and emerging artists.
Last year’s winner Alex Sanson has once again been selected to participate after judges were deeply impressed by the graceful sweeping movements and intricate articulations of Sanson’s interactive, kinetic sculpture Murmuring, fashioned from carbon steel, stainless steel, bearings and ostrich feathers.
The finalists were selected by a panel of esteemed arts professionals including Jeanette Davidson, Art Director Montsalvat, Alex McCulloch, Director Alex McCulloch Art Consultancy, Amanda Swanson, Co-founder and Events and Sponsorship Director Mossgreen, and Lisa Fehily, Director Fehily Contemporary.
Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite piece by entering the People’s Choice Awards or they can take part in curated, guided tours. Hosted each Saturday in November by Dr Ewen Jarvis, Curator of the Yering Station Art Gallery and the annual sculpture event. Bookings are essential via the Yering Station website.
The event is a collaborative event between Yarra Valley Arts, a not for profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the cultural lives of Yarra Valley residents and visitors, and Yering Station, a premier winery in the Yarra Valley region, whose arts program encompasses painting, photography and sculpture.
Commission from sales are donated to Yering Station’s preferred charity LARCH (Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital) and to Yarra Valley Arts towards the promotion of arts in the region.
BOOK A TOUR
Enjoy a curated, guided tour of the exhibition during November. Tours are hosted by Dr Ewen Jarvis, curator of Yering Station Art Gallery and the Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition. Tours are strictly limited to 12 people and commence at 10am on November 5, 12, 19 and 26. To make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org with your date preference.
Date: 23 October – 5 December 2016
Where: Yering Station 38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen Victoria
Image: Frank Veldze and Suzanne Donisthorpe, Crescendo, Steel frames, wire mattresses, 4.4m x 4.4 x 6m