Judge Fletch by Bruce Campbell

Judge Fletch is one of the many artworks produced for the F Project Hang Up Hang Out Art Auction held in 2009 to raise funds for establishment of the F Project.  Anyone who wanted to participate was given a trouser hanger that had been salvaged from Fletcher Jones and people could either physically use the hanger or use it as an inspiration to create an artwork.  The artworks were then displayed in the old Customs House Art Gallery in Warrnambool and auctioned during a community event attended by a large crowd.   Judge Fletcher was the highest selling artwork on the night and was purchased by Cr Mike Neoh who was the Mayor of Warrnambool at the time.  The artwork reflects community and council issues of the time weighed against Fletcher's philosophy as a businessman and philanthropist.  The caption at the bottom reads: 

"Sir Fletcher Jones: Warrnambool business man, visionary and philanthropist.  FJ believed in Quality Above All Else, in participatory decison-making; in sharing responsibility and rewards and in contributing to community development.  FJ was a man ahead of his times. Unfortunately times have still not caught up to him. Fletch, where are you now?"

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