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LSB18 Newsletter - September 2017

Lorne Sculpture Biennale, September 2017 Newsletter

Hello Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc members and supporters

Meet our new Manager, get involved with upcoming events, support the Women Sculptors Initiative, and discover more about one of our great women artists participating in the 2018 Biennale.

LSB 2018 Manager Appointed

With heartfelt thanks to the Sidney Myer Foundation, we welcome our new Manager, Fay Valcanis. This generous grant heralds the sustainable positioning of the Biennale’s future through the appointment of a professional administrator.
Fay brings over 14 years’ experience in the cultural sector as a Marketing Manager with the Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum, plus three years board experience with Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd. She moved to Aireys Inlet six years ago and is committed to working with local and community organisations. She is looking forward to working with our supporters to strengthen the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Say hello to Fay by email on
We were delighted with the quality of the applicants for this position and the enthusiastic support many of them have offered on the 2018 program.
Welcome all.
Forthcoming Events
Small Sculpture Auction
Sunday 8 October, 3PM
Bid with passion and take home a small sculpture created by a selection of the 2018 Biennale artists. With the support of fine art auction house, Deutscher and Hackett, the auction will raise funds for the 2018 program and help support participating Biennale sculptors to make their major work. Meet the committee over a drink at the preview evening on Thursday 5 October and get ready to raise your bidding paddles on 8th October.

VIP Preview: Thu 5 October 6 - 8pm
Fri 6 to Sat 7 October, 12 - 5pm
Auction Day: Sun 8 October 3pm Preview from 12 noon
105 Commercial Rd, South Yarra

The Point Dinner Dance
Wednesday 25 October, 7pm
Back by popular demand, this landmark restaurant in Albert Park will once again celebrate fine food, music, dancing and friendship all in support of Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Get ready to bid on some great silent auction items including a yacht experience, wine tours and a bark painting from Maningrida.
Tickets: $200 per person (Tables of 10)
RSVP: by 15 October
The Point. Level 1 / 10 Aquatic Dr, Albert Park

Women Sculptors Initiative
Sculpture has always been an expensive medium to work in, especially outdoor public sculpture that is of scale and note. Many of the pioneers of modern sculpture in Australia have been women who have overcome the obstacles of capital and receiving viable public commissions to support their practice. The Lorne Sculpture Biennale has always supported women sculptors. This has now been formalised through the Women Sculptors Initiative (WSI) so that women artists can continue to make and exhibit their innovative and inspirational work at this important regional Australian public art event.

Support our Women Sculptors Initiative by clicking HERE!
Artist Profile
This month we profile Australian artist Sonia Payes, whose multidisciplinary practice is enigmatic and mystical. Her proposal for Landfall is a work called Littoral echo. It appears to emerge from the beach as though it has always existed underneath the sand, or is perhaps now just born of it. It will transform our perception of how we view a space that is otherwise seemingly familiar and known to us. She says of the work, ‘Littoral echo explores the themes of life, water and adaptation in the face of environmental change.

The narrative seeks to harness the oceans tidal energy and, through its kinetic motion of ebbing and surging gradually un-earth the echoed forms, regenerating in the wake of waters life force.’

Cranlana Dinner

The gracious residence of Cranlana, home of the Myer family, provided a wonderful location for our founders and benefactors dinner, raising over $26,000 for the 2018 Biennale. The Director, Geelong Galley, Jason Smith, spoke to us of his personal journey towards a life-long love of sculpture. Thank you to our Patron, Kerry Gardner and her husband, Andrew Myer, for hosting the dinner, and to our wonderful supporters who joined us on the night. We would like to acknowledge Tarrawarra Estate for their wine donation, and the organising committee and volunteers, Lindy Joubert, Kate Kirkhope, Janet Barton, Suzanne Diviny and Karen Pitt for their outstanding efforts in making the event so successful.

Geelong Art Gallery

The Geelong Gallery is a very special place to visit on your way to Lorne. The current exhibition – Fred Williams in the You Yangs – celebrates one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters and his relationship with that well-known mountain range we pass on the Geelong road.
Fred Williams in the You Yangs
until 5 November

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brings together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art. This exhibition reveals Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveys in marvellous depth the artist’s working method.


The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is made possible by the generous donations from families and individuals who have a strong association with Lorne. This month we would like to extend our appreciation to Catherine Dobson, George and Patricia Kline, Baillieu Myer AC and Helen Humphris. 
Donations (and tax receipts if needed) can be organised through our Treasurer, Karen Pitt, at
Support Us

Thank you again to the private foundations and individuals who continue to support this excellent event. Your support is vital and deeply appreciated.

Become a Member HERE.
Sponsor Packages HERE.
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