INTERNATIONALLY renowned Spanish sculpture artist Jaume Plensa will be visiting Pt Leo Estate in September as part of a two-day “celebration” of art, food, and wine.
Plensa, known for his large-scale figurative works featured in major public spaces around the world such as London, New York, Seoul, Montreal, and Barcelona, is in Australia for the first time and will talk about his work Laura, which is located at Pt Leo Estate.
The cast in iron, seven metre high Laura – created in 2013 and unveiled in 2018 – is regarded as being typical of Plensa’s series of monumental female heads with their eyes closed in meditation.
Plensa’s career with public-facing artworks originates from his belief in the ability of art in public spaces to create inclusive, transformative experiences for a diverse and extensive audience.
Bookings are open for the event, to be held 9 and 10 September.
First published in the Mornington News – 18th July 2023