The Heysen Sculpture Biennial
Call to Artists Open
Artist submissions for the 2019 HSB are now open until 30 June 2018. Notification will be by 31 July 2018. Click here to register.
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 from 1912 to painter, draughtsman and seminal interpreter of the Australian light and landscape, Sir Hans Heysen.
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.
The 2019 HSB exhibition opens the last Sunday in February and runs until the end of April 2019. For news and updates about the exhibition join our Mailing List. We hope to see you during the 2019 HSB.