At the still point of the turning world: exhibition by LENTON PARR

8 April 2014


The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre is pleased to present At the Still Point of the Turning World, a retrospective of works by Bayside’s most significant artist, Lenton Parr.

A resident of Sandringham for over 40 years, Parr was an influential figure within Victoria’s leading art institutions, working with prominent artist groups such as the Victorian Sculptor’s Society and the Centre Five. Throughout his time in Bayside, Parr held a variety of senior teaching positions, including the inaugural Directorship of the School of Art at the VCA.

The upcoming exhibition at The Gallery @ BACC will feature Bayside City Council’s two most recent acquisitions of Parr’s work, Lesath 1980 and Darien 1999.

The artist created these ribbon-like sculptures in the latter period of his career, describing them as ‘three-dimensional calligraphy’. These acquisitions follow Council’s commission in 2001 of Windhover, Parr’s iconic stainless steel artwork situated on the Sandringham foreshore.

A selection of drawings and sculptures on loan from the National Gallery of Victoria as well as early bronze studies from Geelong Gallery will also be included in the exhibition, demonstrating the evolution of Parr’s practice from the 1950s to the 1990s. This retrospective of significant works traces the development of Parr’s distinctive sculptural language, a language that sought to explore and challenge the depiction of movement within Australian sculpture.

At the still point of the turning world – Lenton Parr will run from 10 May – 22 June at The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton Town hall. To book for the Afternoon Tea with Jane Eckett, or to RSVP for the opening event please contact 03 9592 0291 or

Opening event: Thursday 22 May, 2014 6pm to 8pm
Afternoon tea with Jane Eckett, Art Historian: Tuesday 13 May at 2:30pm

The Gallery opening hours:  Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Location:     Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
Corner Carpenter & Wilson Streets
Brighton, 3186   
Phone:  9592 0291

Media contact:    Boe-lin Bastian on (03) 9592 0291 or

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