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.

Invitation

And oops - the newsletter was late:
Join us for our open day bbq & drinks at Fundere Foundry and Studios (Sunshine)
  • Celebrating the completion of 4 bronze equestrian sculptures 
  • Artist’s studios
  • Sunshine print artspace (spa) sneak preview prior to launch mid-year
Saturday April 29 4pm - late
27 – 29 Western Avenue, Sunshine, Vic. 3020
 
 
In 2012 sculptor Louis Laumen was commissioned by the National Boer War Memorial Association (NBWMA) to create 4 1/12 life size bronze troopers on horseback as the major focus for the National Boer War Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.
 
 
At just under 4m high and weighing 1.5 ton each , fully kitted out and moving to engage the enemy, it became the most challenging commission in Laumen’s 33 year career. Modelled in clay, at actual size, each sculpture required 6 months to perfect.
 
 
To complete the commission Fundere Foundry moved to a larger premises in Sunshine. Two 5 ton capacity cranes and an abundance of industrial sized space were crucial for the casting of these sculptures. The enormity of the artworks demanded they be divided into sections. Aproximately 30 individual pieces were cast and then meticulously pieced together to produce each sculpture.
 
 
Fundere Foundry occupies a very large factory in Melbourne’s west.
 
Space in excess to the foundry’s needs has been allocated to artist’s studios and the Sunshine Print Artsace (SPA). The studios offer workspace to sculptors, painters, fabricators and designers.
 
The Sunshine Print Art Space, scheduled to launch mid year, will offer fine art screen, fabric, litho, etching and relief printing facilities for artists, educators and students.
 
Working in partnership with Fundere, SPA aims to support and actively encourage creativity in the vital and exciting context of Melbourne’s largest foundry and potentially most signicant new arts scene in Melbourne.

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