AFTER eight years on public display, the infamous Reflective Lullaby sculpture is set to return to McClelland Gallery.
Gregor Kregar’s Reflective Lullaby, a giant chrome gnome, was installed at Peninsula Link’s Cranbourne Road exit eight years ago. Four years later the gnome was moved to the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Hastings Road in Frankston.
Last week, Reflective Lullaby was removed from its site and taken to McClelland Gallery in Langwarrin. The 10 metre tall artwork will be permanently installed in the gallery’s sculpture park.
As revealed earlier this month, the Love Flower sculpture which replaced the chrome gnome near Peninsula Link is also set to return to McClelland Gallery later this month.
Gallery director Lisa Byrne said the sculptures “have become a popular feature with visitors to the Mornington Peninsula and people will be delighted to rediscover them at McClelland”.
“Both Reflective Lullaby and Love Flower have developed a cult following over the years among visitors and locals,” she said. “Visitors to McClelland will be able to catch up with old friends as we welcome Reflective Lullaby and Love Flower to their new homes within McClelland’s 16 hectare park.”
The artworks are rotated as part of a public-private partnership between Southern Way and McClelland. Byrne said, “the Southern Way McClelland Commissions are doing a massive job in driving popular appreciation of public art”.