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Entries called for Western Roads Upgrade major public sculpture commission

McClelland is excited to announce the call out for proposals for the Western Roads Upgrade public art commission. Contemporary Australian artists – particularly those with a strong connection to the western suburbs through their work, life experience or background – are invited to develop an iconic and career-defining public artwork. This major work will be installed in early 2020 on the Princes Freeway in Werribee as part of the Western Roads Upgrade public-private partnership project. Applications close on 1 May 2019. Further information and application form here

Image: Louise Paramor, Panorama Station 2010, Southern Way McClelland Commission 2010

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.

Splash People’s Choice Award Announced!

Congratulations to artist Jacquie Blight for winning the Splash Contemporary Watercolour Award People's Choice Award with her impressive work, 'Heart - Kin Ma' 2013. Thank you to everyone who participated, we had 780 votes in...

Autumn Reflections: Architecture with Kerstin Thompson

Friday 15 March 6.30 - 9.30pm Join us in the new Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion at McClelland for a twilight dinner and short talk with internationally acclaimed architect Kerstin Thompson (Principal, Kerstin Thompson Architects). Kerstin will discuss KTA’s...

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.