Do sculptures sleep?

We usually see them by day, carefully crafted to create multiple perspectives as we move about their space, the changing daylight making new interpretations possible with each new visit.

At night, public sculptures lit by permanent lighting are framed in static form, offering just the one illumination, the one set of perspectives.

What if you could creep up on a sculpture in the dark? With friends, with torches, with mulled wine and savouries? And what if the moon were full?

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery has invited us all to go on a Moon Walk on Friday 9 June.

Warmly clad and bearing torches, an adventuresome group will set out on a moonlit jaunt, stopping to reflect on key works with provocations offered by leading thinkers as well as this author.

The McClelland collection is a national treasure. George Baldessin, Inge King, Robert Owen, Louise Paramor, Ron Robertson-Swann, Lenton Parr and so many more.

If perchance you’ve never visited, this is your time. Then, when you return during the day, you’ll be pleasantly puzzled by how very different the experience of the one form can be.

A Full Moon Sculpture Walk
5.30pm – 8pm Friday 9 June 2017

With gluhwein and savoury delicacies

Tickets: $25
McClelland Circle and McClelland Members $15
McClelland Artists FREE

McClelland advises: The moon will be up at around 5.30pm. Come prepared, rugged up and wearing your walking shoes, with an umbrella and torch. As you tour the sculpture trail by the light of the moon, artists and various sculpture collectors will meet you to inform you about their favourite sculpture at McClelland.

There will be a short performance work by artist Klara Kelvy as she launches her one-year performance titled The Uniform Project


a light installation work by James Geurts titled Aperture F:1.2

Alexis Wilson
03 9789 1671
Places are limited.
RSVP by Thursday 1 June.


IMAGE: McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery (supplied)