The Heysen Sculpture Biennial
The Heysen Sculpture Biennial began with a dozen works in year 2000 as an initiative of Adelaide Hills artist Helen Lyons. Lyons was the founder of Trees Please, the environmental group responsible for the continuing rehabilitation of the tracts of bushland within The Cedars.
Works exhibited during the Heysen Sculpture Biennials range widely from ephemeral temporary works utilising the natural materials at The Cedars to contemporary sculpture responding to today's issues. The emphasis is on quality.
The HSB is sited in the beautiful, wooded grounds of The Cedars, located outside Hahndorf, South Australia.
The Cedars was home to painter, draughtsman and seminal interpreter of the Australian light and landscape, Sir Hans Heysen from 1912.
Heysen's studio, the oldest surviving purpose-built artist studio in Australia, still stands and is open to the public six days a week. The Heysen family encourages the public to explore and enjoy the grounds. Only 20 minutes away from Adelaide and close to the most-visited tourist destination of Hahndorf, The Cedars is well-positioned to host the significant exhibition of contemporary sculpture that the Heysen Sculpture Biennial has become.