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.

Dates and Notes for Your Diary

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12 April - The meeting will be held at the Ashburton Baptists Church community meeting rooms. The building is entered from the Marquis Street carpark and the meeting commences at 7:30pm. Rosa Tato has agreed to have Q & A about her work.. More information about Rosa here www.rosatato.com and from the supplied information sheet:

Rosa Tato Tu-Don Metal


Rosa has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and has received important public, private and site-­‐specific commissions in Victoria. She was commissioned by BateSmart Architects to create a permanent public artwork at the entrance of the VIP Teak Room at Crown Casino. 

In 2011, City of Melbourne funded an ambitious community engaged public sculpture project titled ‘Embracing Distance’. This permanent work is experienced as a 30m long decorative installation on site at the North Melbourne Public Housing Estate. It was recently nominated for the 2014 International Public Art Award (IAPA) and achieved recognition as a Semi-­‐Finalist. 

In 2016 Rosa's work site-­‐specific permanent artwork for Wyndham City at Saltwater Community Centre, was unveiled. Artistic and sustainable best describes Wyndham City’s newest community facility.

The recipient of several artist-­‐in-­‐residence grants; research grants and awards Rosa is represented in collections in Spain, France, The Netherlands, USA and Australia.
Rosa Tato's work is conceived of her inner world of impressions, experiences and conversations. While personal experience is at the centre of her sculpture practice, it is often through outward connections to community or site that her work unfolds. She consistently explores the tensions between material form and ephemeral light/shadow interplay and her work seamlessly crosses between the platforms of public art and personal professional practice.

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Thursday 11 May - visit to Coates Studio Foundry at 10.15 am. Ewen Coates, who is also an artist, will talk about preparing work for casting and will do a "pour" for us. Limited to 25, so the first 25 to call me will be in. I will need to know numbers by no later than 2 May to confirm with Ewen.


Marija Patterson 0435 529 852


 

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