Annual General Meeting 2018
Tuesday 28 November 2018
Above Dr Khoi Bui's special performance
Life Memberships were presented to Diana Francis (left)
and Karen Meuleman (centre) with life Member Savaad Felich.
Savaad Felich is retiring from the Committee and we thank him for his 20+ years commitment and dedication to Art in the Yarra Valley. Savaad’s vision and passion for sculpture created the annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards. The partnerships with Yering Station and other major sponsors ensure longevity as the longest running sculpture exhibition in Australia, now in its 18th year, and continues to be very highly regarded by artists and collectors. Savaad was also a major contributor to the success of the International Sculpture Event in Toolangi Forest in 1996 and the Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 project.
We thank Caz Rogers for her contribution as Secretary (Caz resigned in August due to ill health). Caz instigated creative and inspiring activities including Paint, Paper, Play with Cansen at Alowyn Gardens and An Evening with Graeme Stevenson. Caz also came up with the idea of producing a booklet of photos representing Open Studios 2017 as a thank you for our sponsors and to encourage new sponsors. Caz was instrumental in encouraging Yarra Valley Toyota to support Open Studios with dollars and to exhibit art in their Lilydale showroom.