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Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

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by Julia Hebaiter (aka Julia Svoice) (subscribe)
Owns 'FoodLit'. Highly qualified, established food & lifestyle writer, former restaurateur, founder professional writing business, Articul8. Long, diverse writing history, passion for food culture, the land & inspired food
Like to liven up your latte with a cultural experience amidst some fascinating contemporary art? Fancy a spot of boutique shopping while browsing innovative sculptures by both emerging and prominent sculptures from around the country? Then the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition ticks all the right boxes.

Running across the entire month of May, this fascinating exhibition adorns both the sidewalks and shop windows of Toorak Village, a very upmarket, but friendly, stretch of Toorak Road between Ross Street and Tintern Avenue. See a village map here.

The first exhibition, although then known as the Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, took place in May 2002. It has since become a unique cultural event attracting more sculptors, as well as many art collectors and visitors who enjoy both browsing and buying.

Last year's exhibition displayed 85 beautiful pieces. Take a look at some of them, as well as works and winning sculptures from previous years, here.

Toorak Village is well worth a visit at any time of year. It is, quite simply, a fascinating experience. It offers some very civilised shopping amidst some of the country's top fashion boutiques and is often referred to as Australia's Rodeo Drive. Street cafes, provedores, bakeries and excellent restaurants abound, while there's no lack of upmarket homeware and lifestyle stores.

While you can start browsing Toorak Village at the Village Directory here, why not schedule in a coffee, lunch or dinner date in May? You'll have a much better time doing it in person.
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Why? Practice the art of living well.
When: May 1st to 31st, 2010
Where: Shop windows & sidewalks of Toorak Village
Cost: Free
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