Experience Lorne’s thriving art scene in galleries, cafes and designer shops. Watch as the stunning Lorne foreshore becomes the picturesque pedestal for the Lorne sculpture Biennale, a vibrant festival of creativity, celebrating the best of Australian and international sculpture. Likewise, the QDOs art gallery is the epicenter of the vibrant art scene in Lorne. What began as a studio, then a gallery, café and sculptural park to celebrate the visual, performing and gourmet arts has grown into a complete respite for creative souls.
The Lorne cinema was constructed in 1937 and opened by the Lorne Picture Theatre Company. The beautiful double storey rendered concrete façade is art deco in style and provides a rare example of a cinema that retains the single screen format and of the modern style used in a rural location.
Be charmed by Lorne’s vibrant and creative community reveling in a maritime history that dates back to the mid 1850’s. With its natural integrity, beautiful beaches and great amenities, Lorne is one of the Great Ocean Road’s shiniest gems. Boasting a spirited arts community, Lorne is home to a range of signature events including the notable Festival of the Performing Arts and the Sculpture Bienale that transforms the foreshore and venues in the township once every two years.
Join in the festivities as Lorne brings to you a variety of electrifying experiences and events. January welcomes the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub race. The 1.2km dip is the largest open water swim in the world and is organised and run by local volunteers from Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. For those with an appetite for music, Falls Music and Arts Festival is the perfect place to bein your New Year.
Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)
The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 29 August to Sunday 1 September with a host of exciting live performances.
Lorne Sculpture Biennale
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is Victoria's largest free public outdoor sculpture event.