McClelland award makes a splash

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery is celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture. With a wide-ranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, the park comprises 8ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. McClelland’s light-filled café overlooks the sculpture park and serves innovative dishes with delicious produce from the Mornington Peninsula. The exhibition program focuses on the development of modern sculpture and various forms of spatial practice, and encourages contemporary artists to develop and address challenging issues current in Australia and a global context.

Lee Bethel,  Komon  2018, watercolour on handcut paper, 76 x 54cm. Image courtesy and © the artist.

Lee Bethel, Komon 2018, watercolour on handcut paper, 76 x 54cm. Image courtesy and © the artist.

To be held every three years, the Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase contemporary Australian watercolour practice. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest through the will of the late Lena May Fornari and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, Splash presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways. The award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, curator at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. The Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award 2018 will be on until Sunday, March 17. 

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