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Andrea Lane

Andrea is a passionate supporter of community arts and is based in Lake Tyers Beach.

These days life is dedicated to the FLOAT project @ Lake Tyers – a floating arts residency. An idea that’s evolved from the people I’ve met, and the things I’ve learned since I moved to Nowa Nowa 20 years ago.

I came as a Fairfax journo/webmistress to marry local artist Gary Yelen. Since then we’ve written + delivered millions of $s in community arts funding – Nowa Nowa Nudes, an NNNudes sculpture walk & pétanque piste, (f)route breakfasts all over the place, FROUTEVILLE and FROUTELAND (an artist-made travel bureau @ Docklands).

Now it’s all about wooing the gods to love FLOAT.

Gippslandia: What do you love about being based in Gippsland?

Andrea Lane: It’s hard to find a proper job… but you CAN make it up as you go.

Why do you support Gippslandia?

It’s what I want Gippsland to do/be/look like/think like.

What does a successful and supportive community look like to you?

One that can find the common ground – the bits that unite us, not the bits that divide us. And build on that. If you can’t say something nice, don’t bother. If you have an idea – I’ll help. The synergy helps everyone.

Share with us your hot tip, how can visitors have the best time in our region?

Come to FLOATVILLE (School for Tourists) and FROUTEVILLE to meet F.INC folk in their natural state.


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