FOR THE second year running, Arnold Bloch Leibler is the principal sponsor for the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards for 2006.
To be held from 22 October to 3 December in the grounds of Yering Station’s Yarra Valley winery, the exhibition is a major event on the Australian arts calendar. Commission from the sale of the sculptures is donated to the Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital (LARCH), and the Yarra Valley Arts’ Council.
The firm hosted a launch for the exhibition last week in its Melbourne offices, including presentations from partner Alex King, Yering Station directors Ann and Darren Rathbone, principle judge Dianna Gold from Gallery 101 and last years second place winners Eli Giannini and Sue Bachanan.
“We are delighted to assist Yering Station to provide a platform for the exhibiting artists to share their works with the community,” King said.
The firm’s support of the exhibition reflected its willingness to “operate a dedicated public interest law practice that offers pro bono advice to more than 100 organisations and causes across Australia,” he said.
The sponsorship marks a long standing relationship between firm and client. “[Rathbone] and his family have been Arnold Bloch Leibler clients for more than 25 years. We are very pleased to be able to continue to support the family’s community contributions,” he said.
One benefit for the firm in supporting the exhibition is that its Melbourne office becomes a gallery for some of the works.
“Life in a busy law firm can be rather frantic and the opportunity to take time out, view and reflect upon something other than paperwork or a computer screen is much appreciated by all of us here at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and also our clients,” King said.