We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

2020 Summit

2020 Summit: http://www.australia2020.gov.au/
The last Executive Meeting recorded a discussion on the 2020 Summit. It seems a pity to let the opportunity to consult go without responding. Assistance would be appreciated, particularly ideas for developing a balanced approach to artistic development in Australia.
The Submission is due April 9 and I will consolidate any views received by others on the Committee by 5.00 pm 4 April for submission on behalf of the ASV in consultation with John & Jenny.
Geoff Williams Telephone 03 9670 0824 (W)
Vice President and Minutes Secretary
Association of Sculptors of Victoria Inc


Rat2 said...

For the 20 million people not invited to the 2020 Summit, the online community created a wiki so people across Australia could post, discuss, and vote on the best ideas for the country. It’s like a virtual 2020 Summit for the whole country. It’s totally a grassroots effort. It’s free, can be anonymous, and isn’t being sponsored by any political party, corporation, union, or special interests. It’s just people who want to encourage an online national brainstorming session.

The site is at http://ozideas.wetpaint.com/?t=anon. There are pages for over 20 different issues (including the Arts) and even an online petition to get the best ideas heard at the actual Summit.

So far, we’ve had over 180 ideas submitted, 2000 unique visitors and 15,000 pages views.

The more people know about it, the more ideas are submitted, and the better the discussion.

For your amusement and that of the public’s, I also created a funny web “commercial” for the site – it’s of Kevin Rudd, Brendan Nelson, and Peter Garrett break dancing. Check that out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQZa17-Dt_4.

It’s a great way for everyone to participate in the summit.

Jim Rettew

Sculpere Newsletter said...

so far the comments on the arts on ozideas.wetpaint have been quite uninspiring - maybe we should do something about it.