Tom Bass

News from the Archive

Sculpture by the Sea 2011

3rd November, 2011

This sculpture has just been installed on Marks Park for the 2011 Sculpture by the Sea. It was fabricated by Lenard Sabol from a model made by Tom Bass in the early 70’s as part of a series of sculptures in which he explored form and material, after a trip to America in 1969.

The 70’s were a time of soul searching for Bass when he felt his career as a public sculptor was effectively over.

In 1974 he founded the Tom Bass Sculpture School which continues today.

For more images check the Exhibitions link –


Tom Bass Memorial Address

Given by Deborah Beck fat the National Art School in the historic Cell Block Theatre on June 7. It relays the history of the the sculpture school from the time of Rayner Hoff through to Tom Bass’ connections with the school as a student and assistant to Lyndon Dadswell.

Tom Bass’ contemporaries were discussed and there were many wonderful historic photographs of the times In later years he was a teacher at the NAS and partipated in the exhibition in 2008 which celebrated the success of the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme students.

The lecture was video recorded and can now be heard via the Resources menu link