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LSB18 Newsletter - October 2017



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Lorne Sculpture Biennale, October 2017 Newsletter
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October 2017

Creative Partnerships Australia set to match Lorne Sculpture Biennale fundraising, success at Deutscher & Hackett Small Sculpture auction and a shout out for volunteers to get involved with the 2018 Biennale. 

The Point Dinner - selling fast

Tickets are selling fast for what will be another memorable night at The Point on Wednesday 25 October. Dance the night away and bid on some fabulous silent auction items including a cruise on the iconic yacht Kingurra, accommodation at the Art Series Hotels, Banksia Lake Cottages, Cumberland and ONE 36, and a year’s worth of coffee at Swing Bridge Café. 

Tickets $200 per person

The Point 
10 Aquatic Dr, Albert Park

Cruise the bay with friends on veteran 'Kingurra'
Small Sculpture Auction 
We are delighted with the successful fund-raising auction at Deutscher & Hackett with over $26,000 raised. We are grateful for the support of the participating artists, Chris Deutscher, the wonderful Louise Choi and D&H staff who donated their time. Thank you to our supporters who bid enthusiastically and to our Curator and committee.

Auction ready to go at Deutscher & Hackett

Creative Partnerships Plus Grant
We have been awarded a funds matching grant by Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA), under which all funds raised from 9 October from non-government sources will be matched to a maximum of $25,000. This will effectively double the value of all private donations and fundraising activity made from this week. 
This program was established by the Australian Government to encourage increased private sector support for the arts, by grants to individual artists and to non-profit arts organisations. This will give additional impetus to our final fund-raising campaign between now and January 2018.
Call for Volunteers
Lorne Sculpture Biennale is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to be involved in the 2018 program. Volunteers are needed for a variety of task from meeting and greeting visitors, setting up stalls to selling catalogues. Volunteers are required for a four hour shift (morning or afternoon) over the duration of the Biennale (Saturday 17 March to Sunday 2 April 2018). 

Application forms are available from our website  and must be emailed to

Volunteer Co-ordinators
Sicca van Schaardenburg 0418 524 343
Marion Church 0418 537 736
Artist Profile
Brigit Heller
Born in Switzerland in 1964, Brigit emigrated to Benloch, Victoria where she lives and works. She will be presenting two works in the Biennale. Her Sculpturescape land art entry is made of ‘single use’ rubber gloves. Inspired by the ‘garbage islands’ that can be found in oceans, the work is assembled in five floating islands that will follow the movement of the water. Her second work, part of the sculpture trail, is made of approximately 200 metal water-catching flowers. The work will appear like a forest of plants reaching towards the sun.
Brigit studied Art and Design at Auckland Institute of Technology, has a Bachelor of Arts from The Victorian College of Art and a Masters of Visual Arts from Monash University.  She has had six solo exhibitions in Victoria and has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions.  Her work focuses on the environment and sustainability in lyrical and poetic ways.

Images: Brigit Heller
Fred Williams in the You Yangs - ends 5 November
Explore highlights of Fred Williams in the You Yangs and the Geelong Gallery permanent collection in an engaging tour with a Gallery Guide.

Guided Tours 2PM:
Sunday 22 October
Sunday 29 October
Sunday 5 November 

Geelong Gallery

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is made possible by the generous donations from families and individuals. Donations made from 9 October will be matched by the Creative Partnerships Australia program. 

This month we would like to acknowledge Graham Blashki and Evelyn Firstenberg (thank you for increasing your donation); the Spooner/Leaf family; and to John and Kirstie Henderson.

To make a donation (or request a tax receipt or invoice) please email Karen Pitt, Treasurer
Support Us

The success of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale is made possible with the valued support from private foundations and individuals. We sincerely thank you.

Become a Member HERE.
Sponsor Packages HERE.
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