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McClelland is delighted to announce Jennifer Mills as the winner of the $30,000 Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award for her densely layered and moving work, In the echo chamber (WARNING NUEAO, Brendan 1976-78) 2018 (above), judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor. Fiona McMonagle’s mesmerising animated video work, The park at the end of my road 2016 (below), was selected for the $10,000 highly commended work by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award 2018

1 December 2018 to 17 March 2019

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, by 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:

Lee Bethel, Kate Beynon, Jacquie Blight, James Boissett, Mitchel Brannan, Leah Bullen, Chris Casali, Michelle Cawthorn, Carla Cescon, Glen Clarke, Greg Creek, Du Chonggang, Anne Edmonds, Belinda Fox, Rosi Griffin, David Hurwitz, Dee Jackson, GG Jolliffe, Sonja Karl, Dominika Keller, Waratah Lahy, Duncan Lannan, Tania Mason, Maxine Leigh McKee, Fiona McMonagle, Jennifer Mills, Claudia Nicholson, Hubert Pareroultja, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Jan Pittman, Rebeccah Power, Annette Raff, Annika Romeyn, Steve Salo, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Andrew Seward, Nicola Smith, Tang Ying, Ebony Truscott, Michelle Ussher, Elke Varga.

Free GPS Audio Guide Tours at McClelland!

McClelland is delighted to offer visitors two new GPS Audio Guide Tours of the Sculpture Park! With one adventure story for kids and one for adults, simply download the Izi Travel app on your smartphone and visit the park. Thank you to the Erica Foundation for...

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McClelland is grateful for the generous support of Creative Victoria and The Balnaves Foundation, in addition to sponsors and partners Frankston City Council, IAS and Haymes Paint.



McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery acknowledges the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.  We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past and present, and to all First Nations Peoples.