Creating sculpture is noisy, dirty and challenging! That’s why we love it… Our group originated in Geelong West around Christmas time 2001. A small but eager group of local sculptors met at the Queen of the West Hotel, (now the Barking Dog) to discuss the forming of an art group aimed at sculptors.
Geelong Sculptors Inc. has continued from strength to strength each year. We have over 50 members who come from all around Geelong and surrounding areas. What unites us is the need to create three dimensional forms. We start with nothing; no blank canvas or unwritten page, we literally create our ideas from concept to reality using the medium of our choice.
The sculptors themselves are often solitary creators. They work from either a well set up studio or a makeshift space far away from others. Others may be upset by the; noise, dirt, sawdust, welding grit, stone dust, adhesive smells, flames or other dangerous activities that sculptors often endure (and embrace). It is due to this solidarity, that the concept of a group that occasionally meets for drinks and chats, networking meetings plus the one or two exhibitions a year that we organize for our members, sounds fabulous! New members are always welcome.
This year our annual member’s exhibition is being held in Geelong at 101 Ryrie Arts, Oct 2-27. Our theme is Alphabet Soup, where we ask our exhibitors to be inspired by the letters of the alphabet. We have also created a writer’s event, where wordsmiths are encouraged to come and be inspired by our exhibition, and then to present their writings at our exhibition in amongst the artworks!
Our motto is ‘to encourage and promote sculpture in all mediums and sculptors at all levels.’ Our members range from beginners who are discovering the joys of creativity in their retirement (or in school), to professional sculptors who make a living from sculpture.
In Geelong Sculptors Inc. you can find sculptors in: ceramic, bronze, timber, metalwork, stone, paper, textiles, fibre art, glass, mosaic and mixed media plus sculptural jewellery in many mediums from precious metals to beach glass and clay.
Celebrating our 15th year of existence last year, we created a book with local photographer Rebecca Hosking. This 100 page, coffee table book Celebrate XV, is now available through us.
Secretary Cinnamon Stephens – 0400 436 308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinnanmon Arts will be exhibiting at the Humans in Geelong Expo Sun 7th Oct Deakin Waterfront 10-3pm. Make sure you come and say hi.
Story and photos supplied, sourced by Jacqui Bennett.
Photos: Laurie Close_Rebecca Hosking, Glenda’s Glass Sculpture_Rebecca Hosking, Stephanie Hocking_rings_Rebecca Hosking