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.

From the President

Hi All,

What exciting times. Last week we held a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing a future connection with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. A few members gathered to hear a proposal by the Director John Cunningham who spoke with great enthusiasm about our involvement in their plans to expand and their vision as they move towards 2021. Most of you will know McClelland Gallery at Langwarrin set in 16 hectares of natural bushland attended by 230,000 visitors annually.

"By way of brief background, central to McClelland’s mission is its desire to promote public understanding and enjoyment of Australian, modern and contemporary sculpture. McClelland is determined to continue its evolution into the dynamic and innovative home of Australian sculpture. As part of its five-year Towards 2021 vision strategy McClelland, Invisible Dynamics McClelland will redefine the Park + Gallery for the twenty-first century (including opening a further ten hectares of native bushland to exhibitions), placing artists and audiences at its centre of operations." Mark Cowie

This is in the very early stages but we will be holding a further meeting in early July to hear members’ thoughts.

Feel free to call me or Mark Cowie for further information. You can also see the park on www.mcclellandgallery.com

In the meantime members and non- members have entered a number of very impressive sculptures for the Annual and Awards Exhibition. We are looking forward to a great exhibition.

Keep warm

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