Welcome to Spring 2019 and new website!

Welcome to Spring 2019 and new website!

LSB2020 planning is well underway with the new model progressing through the year.

We’ve been busy continuing to gather support, applying for grants and gaining momentum to deliver the world class biennale to the local and regional communities of the Great Ocean Road, positioning Lorne as regional Victoria’s leading arts destination. 

We now have the first of our artists and their concepts committed which we are previewing here, and we launch the new website, thank our fabulous supporters

Artist Concepts

By invitation, the majority of artists have been approached to present concepts to fill each of 16 specific precincts utilizing the individual precinct themes.

Our Artistic Director, Graeme Wilkie OAM, has been busy with artist selection and concept previews. 
Invitations for artists submissions have now closed for LSB2020 trail.

These concepts from these amazing artists are being collected, and these initial concepts are getting us all very excited!

Expect to see further previews and announcements in the coming months.
Artist in Profile
We are delighted to announce our first artist, Graeme Altmann who is responding to the concepts for Precinct 13, Shipwrecks, at the Lorne groyne area.

Graeme Altmann was born 1966 in the coastal town of Warrnambool, South West Victoria.

He started drawing and painting at an early age with the main interest being local landmarks such as The Breakwater, Tower Hill and Moonlight Heads.

Graeme received a Diploma of Fine Art at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education.  
He currently lives in Melbourne Victoria and works full time with his art, as both a painter and a sculptor. Like many artists who are still practising after 30 years, his love for drawing and painting developed at a very early age. He constantly experiments with new techniques and styles.

I have always had a strong affiliation with the coast, it was where I was born and it is where I found a greater language to my work. I became fascinated by the power of the sea and the stories of others who have connections to it.

Inspirational concepts that Graeme will be focusing his artwork on are;
Unloading of boats at high tide, power of the sea, inevitable interaction of nature and people and impact on land’.
Website Launched!
We are launching a new revamped website which you can see here http://www.lornesculpture.com which will be growing
and adapting throughout the year as LSB2020 progresses and during the event weeks as an interactive digital platform.

The website is streamlined and easy to navigate, and will be ever growing in the lead up to LSB2020. We will be sharing links to various new pages as they are adapted, so watch this space.

Where would we be without the very generous support of the families and individuals who have donated to support this event, many since 2007.
Our new website lists the first group of donors to the 2020 exhibition at www.lornesculpture.com/support/
A huge thank you to Glyn Davis (2020 silver donor), Margaret Bullen (2020 bronze donor), Marny Fenton (2020 bronze donor) and Merryn Kelsall, who have all donated since our last newsletter.
Thank you also to those  who have already written your names on the 2020 pledge board at Qdos. Our Secretary, Karen Pitt, has started calling to check if you want to make your donation this financial year or next. 
Please email Karen or Leon at manager@lornesculpture.com if you have any special requests as to whom  the  receipt is to be  addressed.
We seek an overall Event Sponsor as well as donations for nominated donor categories. For 2020, those categories are:
Precinct sponsor:                    $25,000           Platinum sponsor:                 $15,000
Gold sponsor:                         $10,000           Silver sponsor:                      $5,000
Bronze sponsor:                     $2,000

And of course, we are delighted to receive donations of any amount.

In the past, at least 30% of the funding for the event has been donated by private individuals. While we hope to obtain grants from government, local government and benevolent institutions, we could not hold this event without the generous support of a number of families and individuals.

Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc. is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made through the website link using Paypal, by direct deposit to the account listed below or by cheque posted to PO Box 304, Lorne Vic 3232. If you would like to donate or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our Secretary Karen Pitt at karenpitt1950@outlook.com or our Manager, Leon Walker at manager@lornesculpture.com .
If you do pay direct to our bank account, please enter your name as the description and please provide us with your contact information so that we can send you a tax invoice and receipt. Sponsors are acknowledged in our website, newsletter, through signage, electronic and print media and at events.
Payments to Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc. Donations Account BSB: 633000 (Bendigo Bank) Account number: 165 945 858.
Leon Walker
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