Gregor Kregar receives monumental sculpture commission - Art Collector

Gregor Kregar, Reflective Lullaby, installation view at Michael Reid Galleries stand, Melbourne Art Fair 2008, stainless steel, photographic wallpaper and mixed media. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

11 September 2013 | Auckland based sculptor Gregar Kregar has been awarded the $250,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission for a large-scale work titled Reflective Lullaby, to be installed at the end of April 2015 and then joining the permanent collection of the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.

Speaking about the incoming Kregar commission, director of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Robert Lindsay, stated that "as public sculpture this sculpture embodies an interesting social commentary on suburbia but above all it will be absolutely memorable - once seen, never forgotten."

Kregar has created a few sculptures titled
Reflective Lullaby. There was an installation at Melbourne Art Fair in 2008, pictured above, and earlier this year he unveiled two permanent sculptures for the Christchurch Art Gallery - Reflective Lullaby (John) and Reflective Lullaby (Robert) - both of these sculptures are his distinctive metallic garden gnomes made on a monumental scale.

The McClelland commission is part of an ongoing public art commitment. The next 20 years will see 14 different sculptures displayed alongside the Peninsula Link freeway (in Melbourne's south) for two years before going to the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery collection.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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