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Australia's Finest Celebrating 40 Years

Published: Tuesday 10th of May 2011

McClelland Gallery

As the name indicates there are two historical elements to the organisation:The Gallery was established in 1971 under the terms of the will of Miss Annie May (Nan) McClelland.

It was Nan’s intention it was to bring to fruition her vision of the ‘Harry McClelland Art Gallery and Cultural Hall’ on the site of her late brother’s Langwarrin studio. Harry was an artist and philanthropist who owned the property and played an instrumental role in the development of the arts community in Victoria.

A condition of the establishment of the gallery is that is provides free entry for visitors. Harry’s original studio is still located on the property and is now used to cater for the growing number of educational programs that McClelland runs that centre around Art and Nature.In 1989 the Murdoch family established the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation to aid and encourage development of the McClelland Gallery as a sculpture park of international standard and significance.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park’s most enduring and generous benefactor and as part of the 40th anniversary, McClelland will be opening the Elisabeth Murdoch Walk which will link iconic sculptures around the grounds and showcase the best of the natural surrounds.

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