McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture with a wide-ranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, comprises 8ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. The McClelland restaurant serves delicious and inventive dishes using locally sourced produce from the Mornington Peninsula, offering al fresco dining and events.
McClelland’s 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.
Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden presents research by Annette Warner, School of Ecosystems & Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The exhibition comprises diverse archival material relating to the influential practice of mid to late 20th century landscape designer Gordon Ford. Ford was recently recognised as a person of national significance for his contribution to an Australian naturalistic approach to landscape design. Historically he is linked to the development of the Eltham creative movement and significant figures such as the architect Alistair Knox, photographer Sue Ford and other well‐known artists, writers and designers of this time.
Also showing is the exhibition Black Paintings, by Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, which presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface while referencing art history and craft traditions.
Both exhibitions are on until November 11.
MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY
A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
T: 9789 1671