THE NINTH PALMER SCULPTURE BIENNIAL
An exciting selection of sculptures by twenty four outstanding artists will be on display in the Palmer Sculpture Landscape, opening on March 14th.
An exciting selection of sculptures by twenty four outstanding artists will be on display in the Palmer Sculpture Landscape, opening on March 14th. The Landscape is a hilly 400 acre property near to the township of Palmer on the way to Mannum. Strolling over a rise in a setting that includes escarpments, rocky outcrops and open countryside and suddenly encountering a striking sculpture is an unforgettable experience. In such a setting, works of sculpture have much greater impact than they could achieve in a Gallery.
The artists include four from interstate and two from overseas. Amongst their ranks are leading sculptors with widespread reputations as well as exciting visionary newcomers.
After the opening, the Biennial will be open to the public on weekends and Wednesday afternoons until Sunday April 12th.
The Palmer Biennial is a Growing Phenomenon
The first of the Palmer Sculpture Biennials was held in 2004, and since then they have gained an impressive reputation both locally and internationally. A growing number of people who have experienced past biennials now make a point of attending each new one. The biennial is run by the artists, and rather than aiming to show a large quantity of works, the emphasis is on quality, artistic merit, and how well they interact with an Australian environment. A high priority is that visitors should be able to engage with both sculpture and place.
Opening Day and Music Event, Sunday March 14th
Opening day at Palmer is not like most art openings. Admission is free and time is scheduled for visitors to walk around the property and view the works at leisure. The property is open from 12:00 Noon, and the opening starts at 1:00. After the opening, the “Verandah music event” will begin at 4:00 and leading musicians such as “The Yearlings”, Tracey Menhennett, Jen Lush, Aaron Thomas and local identity Andrew Allanson will be performing.
For those who have not been there before, the property is 3.5 km down the Davenport Road which starts opposite the Hotel at Palmer on the way to Mannum.
Email the Palmer Project; firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone Greg Johns (08) 8278 3273 (email email@example.com),
or Bill Clifford (08) 8398 0868 (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
or visit our website, palmersculpturebiennial.org
Davenport Rd Palmer SA 5237 Australia