It’s been just over a year since cult street-art superstar KAWS took over the NGV with his cartoonish, exuberant and instantly recognisable sculptures.
But, after 14 months in the works, one of the New York-based artist’s sculptures has finally landed at the 135-hectare Pt Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninusla, where it now takes pride of place in the winery’s sculpture park.
The colossal 5.5-metre-tall sculpture – titled Share – was cast in bronze before being painted in understated greys and browns. It’s grasping a smaller similar-looking “BFF” figure (often featured in KAWS’s work), which is painted in eye-popping blue.
Share is the latest addition to Pt Leo’s sculpture park, an outdoor gallery where you can meander along a series of winding paths and take in more than 60 mostly large-scale works from renowned local and international artists – with Phillip Island or sweeping vineyards in the background.
The estate also has a vast restaurant, cellar door and wine terrace. On-site fine diner Laura remains closed for now.
Pt Leo Estate’s sculpture park is open daily from 11am to 6pm. Entry is usually $10 for adults and $5 for kids, but it’s free until December 6.