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Herring Island Exhibition

Herring Island was a great show - the work was a diverse range of media and ideas... and all of it deserved to go to good homes. In the end only five works were sold. Congratulations to Hugues Scheid, Veronique Derville (2), Liddy Wright, and Bruce Webb. We must have handed out close to 500 People’s Choice voting slips.... that’s a lot of interested people. The last day of the show was cancelled on Parks Victoria’s instruction because of high temperatures and north wind. That’s just the way it goes on the island in the summer. Images are online at https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/view_exhibition/2018-herring-island-summer-arts-festival

Gillian did a spot of counting with that many people’s choice voting slips handed out. In the end we
Hugues Scheid
"Beauté Intemporelle - Timeless Beauty"
had a winner - Hugues Scheid for his "Beauté Intemporelle - Timeless Beauty", a runner up Paul Cacioli’s "The Immigrant" followed by Andrew Bryant for "Fragile Balance". A big thank you too to Andrew who not only created the work but also the bracket from which it was hung. There is now the option of suspended works in the Herring Island Gallery.

The CEO of Parks Victoria, Chris Hardman, spoke at our opening (and the launch of the Summer Arts Festival and indicated that the festival has a great future in the partnership with Parks Victoria. And a big thank you to Parks staff for their assistance during the show.

Paul Cacioli "The Immigrant"
Andrew Bryant "Fragile Balance"
The Australia Day demonstration/open day was well presented but not as well attended as in previous years - although the tour of the island was so good that Damian had to run a second tour.
More on the opening here

See you on the island next year - Jenny Rickards

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