Meet our Judges
We were very lucky to have a four-judge panel to choose the winning artworks. Our judges did an incredible job, sorting through over 120 submissions and working together to select the final 16 pieces. Thirteen of those pieces will be used in the 2023 calendar, while three will be used on our annual Festive Season cards. This has become a Wintringham tradition that many of our clients, staff and supporters look forward to receiving every year.
To help you all get to know our judges, we asked them to tell us a bit about themselves and what they liked about the Art Space and judging this year's pieces.
Lyndy and Lucinda White
Lyndy White is a philanthropist and one of the founders of the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation. Lyndy has always had a strong interest in the arts and worked at the Victorian Artist’s Society earlier in her career. The family’s youngest daughter, Lucinda, is the Foundation’s Administrator and a Director, Lucinda also has a passion for art, working as a Graphic Designer for 10 years prior to joining the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation. The Peter and Lyndy White Foundation was founded by Peter White OAM and Lyndy White to help people disadvantaged through personal, social or cultural circumstances. The Foundation has distributed over $70 million in grants for charitable purposes in Victoria since its inception in 2005.
"We think the Art Space is a wonderful opportunity for residents to express their emotions and learn new skills. The artists should be extremely proud of the standard and diversity of works they have produced. Art provides an outlet for expression, learning and satisfaction, and it is wonderful that Wintringham encourages this," says Lucinda.
Jane joined the Board of Wintringham in 2020, having held a variety of senior and executive roles in health and related fields such as aged care, private health insurance and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). She has also held a number of Director roles in Community Health, Aged Care, Disability and the Arts sectors.
The creative arts are a central pillar in Jane’s life. In her spare time, she draws, paints, dabbles with textiles and enjoys visiting galleries. With a background in Occupational Therapy, she also understands the therapeutic values of self-expression, creation, interpretation and sharing that artistic pursuits give us.
Dot Lipmann AM
Dot Lipmann AM is an artist and long-time volunteer at Wintringham. Dot has tirelessly volunteered at Wintringham's McLean Lodge every weekend for thirty years. She is known for being able to rapidly connect with people who have experienced homelessness and having a talent for overcoming barriers to help them. Her efforts earned her an Order of Australia (AM) in January 2020.
Dot trained in Fine Arts Painting at RMIT between 1967–70. She has had 17 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. Her most recent exhibition in 2022 was at Flinders Lane gallery - 45 Downstairs.
Dot and her husband, Wintringham CEO/Founder Bryan Lipmann AM have funded the Wintringham Art Show since the inaugural show in 2014. The show came about after Dot encouraged Wintringham's artists to show at Collingwood Gallery, where she had exhibited for 10 years.
"The art show has generated a lot of excitement every year for anyone who wants to have a go. Pre-Covid, it also gave the many artists who live at Wintringham a chance to exhibit their work in a gallery. All submitted pieces are shown, which I think is a democratic attitude not found in commercial galleries. As a result some amazing pieces have been created. I've been a volunteer curator in the art show since 2014, and love watching the communal joy the show generates."