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.

Proposed Honorary Life Member

Gillian Govan (https://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/sculptors/profile/gillian-govan)  joined the ASV a while back... tempted in by Rod Sanders who saw her work either at Manyung Gallery or in a magazine. It was a while ago... we’ve seen her work in exhibitions since 2003.. hard working as well as inspired.

In 2014 her work "Grace" won the Margaret Gunnersen William Hoggan Thomas Award - this during the time she has served as ASV president.

Gillian has served on committee as president, activities officer, annual exhibition coordinator and general committee member for over 12 years and is currently acting president - because we can’t find anyone to replace her. She has lifted the role of president to serious heights negotiating exhibition venues, setting paths for our activities, networking with people of influence in the art world and coordinating our search for a home, There is no part of the ASV’s activities that she hasn’t helped to guide.

And she hasn’t quit yet.

I believe that Gillian well and truly deserves to be elevated to the ranks of honorary life members and hope that lots of members will be present at the June general meeting to speak to the motion and vote in support.

Proxies can also be sent to our secretary, John Bishop secretary@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

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