Michael Riddle Awarded the $250,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission
Nov 20, 2015
Brisbane contemporary sculptor Michael Riddle has been awarded the $250,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission for his work, Iconoclast.
‘The submissions for the fourth Southern Way McClelland Commission certainly highlighted the depth and brilliance of contemporary Australian sculpture and it was fascinating for the judges to see the preoccupations and practices of artists working in the public domain’, said John M. Cunningham, Director, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. ‘McClelland is excited to commission Queensland based artist Michael Riddle for his proposal Iconoclast – an ambitious and striking sculpture that remarkably, given its scale, still maintains a wonderful sense of tenderness.’
Iconoclast will replace Dean Colls’ Rex Australis: The King is dead, long live the King that has been located on this site since Peninsula Link opened in early 2013. Rex Australis will become part of the permanent sculpture collection at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.
Every two years until 2037 one new sculpture will be commissioned to alternate between sites at Skye Road and Cranbourne Road, along the Peninsula Link freeway, resulting in 14 commissions over 25 years (until 2037) with a total value in excess of $4 million.
For more information download the media release
RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
Nov 19, 2015
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery was a finalist in the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in the category Cultural Tourism.
The Awards were held on Monday evening 16 November at the Melbourne Convention Centre and our congratulations go to all the winners.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported our submission and we look forward to entering again in 2016.
Special thanks to Joanne Petrillo: Sam Jackson, Manager, Community Relations, Frankston City Council: Amy Parsons, Coordinator Tourism and Visitor Services, Frankston City Council:
Nicole Sheetz, Coordinator Visitor Information Centre, Frankston: Tracey Cooper, Chairman, Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism: Kellie Barrett, Senior Tourism Officer, Mornington Peninsula Shire.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery is a registered not-for-profit organisation that has been promoting & supporting Australian art, and providing enriching educational and community programs for over 40 years.
We rely on donations and philanthropic support to provide our education and public programs, maintain and grow our sculpture park and preserve our world class collection of Australian sculpture.
You can contribute in several ways including donating at reception when you visit, becoming a member, joining our exclusive McClelland Circle, or through sponsorships or bequests which are tax deductible.
Please follow the link for more information on how you can support our activities and be part of the McClelland journey.
The McClelland Cafe offers seasonal menus, which can be enjoyed while overlooking our beautiful lake and spectacular sculptures.
Visitors can enjoy brunch, lunch and morning or afternoon tea and if you're planning a group visit it makes the perfect combination with a guided tour as part of a package experience. You can find information to plan your visit to McClelland cafe and gallery here.
The Cafe also specialises in private functions, weddings and corporate events.
- Cafe Opening Hours: 10.00am - 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. CLOSED on Mondays except for functions.
- Bookings Highly Recommended: 03 9789 1671 ext 110, especially for weekends and for groups of more than 6 people, to avoid disappointment.