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.

VALE JEAN CARSON GRAY

We were saddened to hear of the death of Jean Carson Gray.

Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Jean Carson Gray "Little Bull" shown at the 2007 Annual Exhibition

Jean has been a member of the ASV for many years, was a very talented artist and sculptor and contributed a great deal to us over a long period of time. She started a group called the “Eclectics” by inviting a group of like minded artists to join. Originally we met at the Hawthorn Artist’s studios each Monday morning where we painted from models or sculpted. This was a very productive period of our lives and we were able to interact and inspire each other.Jean was a catalyst for this and we thank her for her interest and guidance.
Jean had many interests, firstly came her family, she was a devoted mother and ended as a single mother bringing up her three boys on her own. Unfortunately two of them predeceased her. She was a keen gardener and loved her dogs.

She died with great dignity after a year of illness, She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Valda Cuming

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