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Supermodel Sculpture Unveiled In Lorne

22 March 2015

Lorne has welcomed its own supermodel today with the unveiling of a new public artwork by Melbourne artist Louise Paramor.

Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, joined the artist and representatives of Lorne Sculpture Biennale to unveil the new work, which is on the Erksine River bank at the northern entrance to the town.

The sculpture, entitled Supermodel, was made possible through a $75,000 State Government grant to the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. The Biennale then commissioned Louise Paramor, who took out the top prize at the 2014 event, to create a permanent work for the town.

Measuring more than four metres, the colourful steel sculpture joins a growing number of public artworks by Louise Paramor in prominent Victorian locations. Her sculptures can be seen in the Docklands precinct in Melbourne and along the Peninsula Link Highway.

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale was launched in 2007 and has grown to be a significant exhibition and a tourist drawcard, attracting up to 40,000 people. The event showcases the most innovative sculptors in Australia, and includes an outdoor sculpture trail along the Lorne foreshore. The next Lorne Sculpture Biennale will be held in 2016.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley

"Louise Paramor's installation is a wonderful addition to Lorne and a reminder of the positive impact the Lorne Sculpture Biennale has had, attracting locals and tourists alike."

"This sculpture adds to the strong tradition of striking public art in Victoria. It has transformed an already stunning foreshore precinct into a creative space to enjoy.”

“Congratulations to Louise and to Lorne on a partnership that will delight locals and visitors for many years to come."

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