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LSB18 Newsletter - April 2017

Lorne Sculpture Biennale, April 2017 News
Hello members and supporters
In this newsletter...

Portrait of Jock Clutterbuck (selected sculptor) by Christine Wrest-Smith

LSB 2018 Launch

Our curator, Lara Nicholls, spoke to a packed house at Qdos on Easter Sunday and officially launched the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, sharing her enthusiasm with all of us. Those attending enjoyed an excellent party and thanks again to Graeme, Gillian, and the team at Qdos and of course our wine sponsor Dinny Goonan.
Successful artists
The list of successful artists is on our website HERE; and here are some websites where you can look at the works of some of the selected artists:
Selected sculptor Claudia Chaseling in her studio

Lorne Men’s Shed
We are particularly pleased that the Lorne Men’s Shed submitted a proposal to create a work that celebrates Lorne’s lost couta boat fleet. This will be a highlight of the Sculpture Trail. The Shedders have invited designers to submit proposals to guide them in this project and we are all looking forward to seeing this develop.

Dinner at Cranlana

Our patron, Kerry Gardner, has generously offered to sponsor and host a dinner at the Myer family home, Cranlana on 9 August 2017.
This evening will be our key fund-raising activity for the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale and will provide an inspiring way to reconnect with friends and fellow supporters and enjoy exceptional cuisine and premium local and French wines while donating crucial support.

During the evening, our curator, Lara Nicholls, will outline the artists and their work for the 2018 program, which will help our sculptor and site donors to later select artists and sites they wish to support with the curator.

Your invitation is above, click to download.


Above all, Cranlana is a gracious family home and thus seats and tables are limited to six tables of ten.  We would be delighted if you could put together a table of ten or at least book tickets in multiples of two. If you cannot organise a whole table, we will try to ensure that you are seated with nominated friends and interesting guests.  We are organising a Curator’s table and a President’s table so please indicate if you wish to sit on either of these.

Entry is by donation of $1,000 per person, of which $910 is tax-deductible. While this is a large amount, it is another enjoyable and tax effective way to support the Lorne Sculpture exhibition. Please contact Karen Pitt on if you have queries around the tax deduction; and Sicca van Schaardenburg on if you want to book a table or part thereof. We look forward to welcoming you to Cranlana in August.



Thank you again to our generous sponsors. Our last newsletter thanked those who committed early and we now add to that list our thanks to Deakin University’s School of  Communications and Creative Arts, Peter Lamell & Jane Campton, Laurence Harewood, Susan Sutton, Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Ron Billard, the Rodd/Harvey/Hatcher families and Daryl LeGrew.
Grant applications have been lodged with various private trusts and foundations and we will let you know as we get closer to our funding goal. State and Federal government funding has so far been  difficult  to obtain for our sixth exhibition. We are not considered to be a “new project”, nor are we sufficiently well established to attract the level  of government support given to established arts institutions.
Therefore we must rely on the continuing generosity of private foundations and private individuals  and we thank those of you who will continue to financially support this excellent event. Information on sponsor packages can be found HERE.


One way in which all of you who receive this newsletter can support us is to join Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc. Information is on our website HERE, and you will note there are two levels of membership: Friend of LSB $45 and VIP $120.
Why do we want you to join?
Because 500 members equals $22,500 of sculptor support!! (at $45 level memberships)
However, it is not just about your membership fees.  An important component of our appeal to private trusts and foundations is our governance. That is, if we can claim that Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc is managed by a Board elected annually by our 100/300/500 members, this adds to our appeal as a suitable recipient of a grant. Increasingly, donors will look at governance and transparency of the organisations that they support and a large and engaged membership is seen as a powerful driver for good governance.

Upcoming events

  • We hope to see some of you at the Cranlana dinner on 9 August.
  • We will also schedule the small sculpture auction and fund raiser in the second half of the year at a venue yet to be selected and we would love to hear from you about your favourite restaurants in Melbourne, Geelong or the Otway region that could happily accommodate 140+ sculpture lovers. Please email your recommendations to Karen or Sicca, ideally with a contact to call.

Lorne Sculpture Biennale Committee
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