Hans Grimus Commemorative Sculpture

Hans Grimus was a larger than life member of the Mt Buller community for nearly 50 years.

Hans is one of many personalities who have shaped the history of the mountain. This sculpture will capture his youthful enthusiasm and the hopes of those who went before him and those who will come after.

Positioned on the road leading into the village the new community-funded sculpture will provide an inviting welcome to Mt Buller, much as Hans did to his award winning Pension Grimus for over 40 years.

Cast in bronze it will feature Hans and his beloved dog Kaptan sitting on the original Bourke Street double chairlift. Designed by award winning Australian sculptors Peter Corlett OAM, Dean Colls and Louise Skacejwe.

Project Donors
Platinum Gift: Grimus Family

Gold Gift: Dennis Roche and Family, John Castran & Family, Ken Roche & Family, David Deague & Family, Andrew & Shadda Abercrombie and Family, the Lance Lansell Family, The Ski Club of Victoria, the Cyril Lansell Family, Garrick Gray & Family, Michelle Coppel.

Silver Gift: John Perks & Carol McDonald, Snow Sisters.

Supporter Gift: Nutcracker Ski Club, Adam Adams Family, Mahon family, Peter Rancie, Mt Buller Ratepayers Association, In memory of Jan and Peter Henderson, Andrew Weingott, Doji Singer, Bob, Chris and Toby Fleming, George & Margaret Aivatoglou, Deborah O’Neil, Brian Singer, Geebung Ski Club.

Community Gift: Peter Linley, Jane Brearley & Fam, Plummer Family, Harper Family, Annie Shearman, Emily Kate Bourke, Matt Hill, Georgie Deyell, Michael & Louise David, Payne Family, The Wiesbauer and Bujor families, Nigel Tait, Sue Summons, Max Hennessy and Lily Anderson, Ellen & Paul, Robert Abrahams, Papp Family, Rob & Les Schuurman, Waddell Family, Angela Brown & Christian Munn, Mansfield Ski Lodge, Ray & Shirley Lopez, Bower Family, F-Unit 1980, Lea and Rod Gill.

Project at a Glance

$230,255

Funds Raised

Creation of Clay

Project Stage

April 2023

Project Completion

Project Gallery