Tom Bass

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The legacy of Tom Bass…

28th October, 2010

The legacy of Tom Bass lives on in his work, teaching and those who have been inspired by him.

Sculpture by the Sea is exhibiting several of Tom Bass’ sculptures during the 2010 SXS Exhibition at Bondi, Sydney. There will be more updates about this at the end of October.

The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School (TBSSS) continues to teach sculpture with teachers trained by Tom over the last 10 years, as well as invited teachers. The spirit at the school is good with a successful Open Studio celebration of Tom’s life for his birthday on June 6th, a joyful Annual General Meeting at the end of July and a busy program of workshops.

The Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney has agreed to the awarding of the Tom Bass Life Study Scholarship which will be awarded in the next few weeks. These scholarships are supported by the TBSSS donation program.

The Gift of the Furies is a mythic story-song about the relations between people and Earth inspired by Tom Bass’ sculpture ETHOS in Civic Square Canberra. It was written by Glenda Cloughley with whom Tom worked closely over the last 10 years leading to a significant essay in the book Tom Bass. Tom saw the first performance of Gift of the Furies in Canberra in 2008. A series of 3 performances will be held at the Old Parliament House on September 11,18 and 25.

Recently Glenda Cloughley presented a paper called LOOKING AT ETHOS – Contemplating some ways to know and practise wisdomto the Inaugural Wisdom in Management Conference, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University. It is a thought provoking exploration of the role inspired sculpture takes in the ethos of our community.