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.
Garden Sculpture On-Line.
We’ve paraphrased from Paul’s letter to exhibitors - work continues up to the final minute to get the show online.
|Cairn - GailLeenstra / CC BY-SA |
We received a great newsletter from Sculpture Tasmania Inc. They intend to publish bi-monthly - and a useful and informative newsletter it looks too.
See more at https://sculpturetasmania.com/
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The newsletter that you can sign up for gives you a lot of free content - premium content must be pretty awesome because what you can catch on the free newsletter is very useful.
REGISTRATIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN
We are pleased to announce that registrations of interest are open for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards.
Click here to go to our website where you can register your interest to receive information when it becomes available.
How are you all going? Its great having the extra time to do our creating but soooo difficult to be motivated in these uncertain times. But it is a good time to ponder on new ideas, do drawings or even change direction.
The committee has been meeting on Zoom every 2 weeks to get the online MIFGS exhibition up and running. All very new experiences for all of us.
Now Jenny has switched her thoughts to the newsletter. We have been very grateful for Michael Adenay’s contribution with his very interesting articles over the past few months. If you can contribute to the newsletter please contact us: Information, ideas, new techniques or even links to You Tubes that you have found useful or interesting.
If you have any concerns, problems or ideas feel free to call any of the committee. Our Mobile numbers are on the end of the newsletter.
TO ALL MEMBERS – URGENT
I have now been President for 8 years with a year break after the first 4 years Our constitution states that a president’s term is 4 years. Please would you start considering who you would like to nominate as your president for next year.
|Marija Patterson "Letting Go"|
Well this is a very difficult time for us all and it has been very disappointing that all the exhibitions and opportunities have been cancelled. But we do have one thing to be grateful for and that is that we are creative. There is always something we can do. We may need a bit of encouragement at times and inspiration but we can keep occupied.
There are other sculptors we can turn to, YouTube to help with sticky problems and we may even get around to reading some of the art books that have been sitting on our coffee tables.
The loss of exhibition opportunity is a blow - we can’t bank on a sale - but we can hope - now that hope has been dashed. The expectation of meeting fellow sculptors, of engaging with the public, of seeing our work professionally presented and of having a judge on site to encourage, critique and urge us on have all evaporated.
Yes well - we are meeting in virtual reality... The ASV committee has had to forego awesome pizza nights of wine and song and resorted to the cool comforts of Zoom meetings. The work is still being done - albeit with physical distancing. We will keep you informed. Please note that a number of galleries - local and international - are running virtual exhibitions. Check them out!
TO ALL MEMBERS – URGENT
|Mali Art piece in Deborah's studio|
Now as we experience some of the most devastating effects of climate change, art can communicate the events, and our reactions to them, how we can help make a difference and our hopes for the future. While we want to see our politicians acting, we as individuals can play our part. Sometimes art has been the catalyst for change, both visual and performing Arts
I am sure many of you will want to attend our meeting in March when we are privileged to have Guy Abrahams as our guest speaker.
More next month.
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