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.

Inge King 1915 - 2016

Jenny Rickards and I attended the memorial service for the sculptor Inge King who died on 23rd April age 100years. It was an incredible experience hearing about the life of such a talented, committed sculptor.

The service was held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery. Tony Elwood Director of the Gallery welcomed us and spoke briefly about the gallery association with Inge and her exhibitions held there.

Jane Eckett, Art Historian, University of Melbourne followed with a long but enthralling discourse about her life, achievements, family. It was acknowledged that she had built a support network of many associates such as fabricators and foundries and was revered and respected both within Australia and Internationally.

Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries spoke of his experience working with her and this was followed by a more personal talk by her two Daughters.

Quote from the order of service 

"Inge was a formidable presence in the lives of many, including her family. She was disciplined, courageous, independent determined, persistent, highly intelligent with a curiosity about the world and an insatiable desire to learn. She could also be critical, blunt undiplomatic and competitive. Nevertheless, for many she was unequivocally inspirational. She will be greatly missed."

Gillian Govan President ASV

 

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