The Lorne Sculpture Biennale and Surf Coast Arts Trail events have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to tourism, arts and culture by being awarded grants by the Andrews Labor Government to support their continued success.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that both the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale and the Surf Coast Arts Trail 2018 have secured grants through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund.
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale, set on the dramatic sweep of the foreshore, is Victoria’s largest free public sculpture event. The 2018 theme is “Landfall”, presenting major works and new commissions from 41 artists, exploring pressing global issues of nature and endangerment.
The Surf Coast Arts Trail 2018 in August is a weekend of active engagement between artists and the public, as artists open their studios to allow the public to see their work in progress. Public spaces across the coast and hinterland also turn into art venues, providing places for connection between artists and the wider community.
Events like these mean serious business for the Surf Coast and surrounding areas. They attract visitors, create jobs, and keep local businesses busy.
Our $20 million Regional Events Fund is helping rural and regional communities all over Victoria stage and secure events that bring visitors in their droves, support local communities and show off the best that regional Victoria has to offer.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re proud to be supporting the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale and the Surf Coast Arts Trail 2018, events that celebrates the rich cultural life of the Surf Coast.”
“It’s events like these that keep our bars, restaurants and hotels busy, and puts the Surf Coast on the map for visitors.”
“We’re so lucky to live in a region that brings such diverse cultural events every season. I’d encourage everyone to come down to the Surf Coast and enjoy what these events, and the surrounding areas, have to offer.”
“Our Regional Events Fund is helping to grow our enviable calendar of events – and that means more jobs and stronger economies across our regions.”