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,
Gillian Govan President

Another month. And what a month. Thanks to all those who entered the online exhibition and to those who made it happen.

I know things are not easy in the art world at the moment but it is so reassuring that the Association is so important to its members. We are already looking towards post Covid times when we can organise exhibitions again and join together for meetings. 

It has been very encouraging to experience the camaraderie and friendship within the Association. Just this month I had a call asking me to recommend someone to give help with welding. Another member contacted Michael Meszaros for assistance in mounting a work and I went with another sculptor to Paul Cacioli’s studio to learn how to bend metal rods and wire.  I am sure many of you are experiencing similar events among yourselves.

Another member volunteered to apply for grants and another assisted in getting information about safely storing our archives until we can put them together in a history.  Others have contributed to the newsletter to give you insights to opportunities and some contributed interesting articles about sculptors and others about their own practice. 

This aspect of sharing our diverse skills and talents is what makes this such a unique Association.

In a short while I will be sending a questionnaire to you all to find out what is important to you about your Association. What changes can be made and how they can be achieved. How we can improve and what you can offer.

I hope the lock down has not dampened your enthusiasm and that when we all meet again we will be able to share experiences and sculptures we have created. WHAT A BIG SHOW AND TELL WE CAN HAVE!
Gillian Govan 

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