INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY – Three leading Mornington Peninsula Sculpture Parks join forces to celebrate

The Mornington Peninsula will be the perfect place for art lovers to experience sculpture on Saturday, April 29.

The Mornington Peninsula will be the perfect place for art lovers to experience sculpture, as the three leading sculpture parks, McClelland, Pt. Leo Estate and Montalto collectively celebrate International Sculpture Day on Saturday 29 April.

This worldwide celebration encourages an understanding of sculpture and its unique and vital contribution to society.  

United by a shared passion for creativity on the Peninsula, these leading open air art spaces have cultivated unique collections that illuminate a beautiful unity between sculpture and nature.

McClelland director, Lisa Byrne says, “The Mornington Peninsula is home to the largest collections of sculptures in Australia.  This collaboration between the three leading local sculpture parks is an experience not to be missed.

At McClelland we champion the value of diversity within Australian culture through a specific focus on sculpture and its connection to the environment. 

We are committed to high quality creative and educational experiences while supporting contemporary artists to develop, create and present their work.”

McClelland will be offering free entry and guided tours for all visitors on International Sculpture Day.

Pt. Leo Estate are encouraging locals to explore and experience the world class art available in their own backyard.

General Manager Roger Lancia explained, “Our owners are passionate advocates for the arts, collecting for over forty years. They have carefully selected some 60 pieces from Australian and International artists to be exhibited since we opened.

We are fortunate to be home to significant works by Australian artists such as Deborah Halpern, Bruce Armstrong, Dean Bowen and Reko Rennie, as well as international artists KAWS, Tony Cragg, Jaume Plensa, Julian Opie and most recently Ukrainian artist Dmitriy Grek. 

Together the sculptures create a spectacular experience against a background of rolling vineyards and ocean views.  We would love people to discover it for themselves.” 

All those who purchase tickets to the Sculpture Park over the weekend of the 29 and 30 April will also go into the draw for some very special experiences. See website for details.

Montalto will celebrate the last weekend of their 2022 Sculpture Prize Exhibition which officially concludes on 30 April.

The global day presents the perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy the 2022 finalist entries sitting alongside Montalto’s permanent collection.

“In our 20th consecutive year of presenting sculpture amongst the vines and wetlands at Montalto, we are proud to showcase our permanent collection of 35 artworks, alongside the 23 Sculpture Prize 2022 finalists. 

International Sculpture Day is an opportunity to bring to focus the creativity and skill of our local, national and international artists and applaud their creations. This year we have partnered with McClelland Sculpture Park and Pt Leo Estate to further increase awareness of the incredible array of sculptures that can be seen across our three properties. Visit all three and discover why the Mornington Peninsula is the go-to destination for viewing sculpture in Australia.” Neil Williams, Creative Director of Sculpture, Montalto.

The Montalto Sculpture Trail is from 11am – 5pm and is free to enjoy for all visitors to the estate.

Make International Sculpture Day a day of discovery across this Mornington Peninsula Arts and Culture trail, from Langwarrin to Merricks and Red Hill South.

Pt. Leo Competition Details.

Visit Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park on Saturday 29 or Sunday 30 April and choose to go into the draw to win one of the following prizes.


**Terms and conditions:
 -One entry permitted per Sculpture Park ticket purchased in person from Reservation Team and used on April 29th & 30th.
-Winners will be drawn and notified by 5pm on Monday May, 1, 2023.
-Prize details are outlined here