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.

Our quiet achiever - Betty Collier

 
The 10th Edition of the Florence Biennale took place in the Fortessa Da Basso in Florence Italy from 17th to the 25th October 2015.
Congratulations Betty!
The Biennale is not a selling exhibition but aims to display the trends in art work from around the world at the present time, to use art as a communicator and as a uniting force. People come from all over the world to view the exhibition.

Recognised artists from within their country are invited to exhibit. The main categories are in painting and sculpture with the minor areas including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital imagery, videos, installation and jewellery.

This year 343 artists exhibited, most of whom displayed three examples of their work. Each artist represents their country with the majority being sponsored by that country. This doesn’t appear to be the case with Australian artists and most Australians had to fund their own trip including transportation of art works to and from Italy.

Betty Collier "The Cluster" Alabaster on Oregon base
Betty Collier was originally invited to exhibit in 2004 but had to decline, she took up the offer in 2011 and received a fifth placing in sculpture, she was invited again in 2015 and this time received a 3rd placing in sculpture.

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