A major part of organising an exhibition is the publicity. In thinking about this we decided to send out a press release and to do this we started looking at us and what and who we are.
We are an Association. A group of people who have come together with a common interest and in looking further I realised from about 130 members we have at least 14 different nationalities. How interesting is that. People with a common interest from all over the world bringing their own backgrounds, stories and cultures into their work and enriching the Association. Some of the stories tell of their hardships in their homeland, of the difficulties in settling in a new country, language problems and finding jobs etc. Many tell of their parents settling in Australia but bringing many aspects of their culture with them to be retold in the sculptors work. The common thread is that we have the freedom to bring our backgrounds together, and express our feelings, ideologies, beliefs and philosophies in our work.
Over the next few months I would like to bring some of these stories to you in the newsletter. You can see the first - that of Sioma Wajchman later in this newsletter.
In the meantime we have a rich, diverse exciting exhibition to enjoy.