Tom Bass

News from the Archive

Ethos turns 50

30th November, 2011

A CHORUS OF WOMEN INVITES YOU TO A CEREMONY,  STORIES AND SONGS IN COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH BIRTHDAY OF ETHOS, CANBERRA’S FIRST PUBLIC ART WORK

Stories from Tom Bass’s wife Margo Hoekstra and his friend Glenda Cloughley plus ABC TV news coverage from the stormy unveiling of Ethos on 15 December 1961

In the spirit of community this celebration is jointly sponsored by MLAs from all three parties in the ACT Legislative Assembly ––

Katy Gallagher, Chief Minister
Vicki Dunne, Shadow Minister for the Arts
Caroline Le Couteur, Greens spokesperson for Arts and Heritage
see www.chorusofwomen.org for more information

CELEBRATING ETHOS
Spirit of the Community
“As the creator of the sculpture ‘Ethos’ it was my hope that she would inspire the people with the value and importance of community. She expresses the yearnings of the time in which peace and reconciliation are central.” –– Tom Bass (1916 – 2010)

A Chorus of Women often includes Ethos in community events for peace and caring for the Earth.

5.30 to 7.15pm       Thursday   15 December 2011

ACT Legislative Assembly  Reception Room and around the Ethos sculpture in Civic Square

 

RSVPs welcome to help with planning (but not essential) by 12 December.   director@tbsss.org.au or chorusofwomen@incanberra.com.au

 

Tom Bass Memorial Address

Given by Deborah Beck at the National Art School in the historic Cell Block Theatre on June 7.   The lecture was video recorded and can now be heard via the Resources menu link

http://www.tombass.org.au/resources/memorialaddress/2011-tom-bass-memorial-address/