Tom Bass

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Tom Bass Memorial Address

28th May, 2012

The second Tom Bass Memorial Address will be presented on

Saturday, June 16th 2012, at 7 pm –

by Glenda Cloughley

Venue:  ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People)

– Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000.

The Topic will be

Public Sculpture:

its role in engendering creativity in the community

The role of public sculpture as both reflective ( of the community ) and prophetic (giving form to the visions of the community ) will be explored.  Tom Bass’ sculpture of ETHOS in Canberra will be the focus.  Glenda will speak of the artist as a seer and generator of totems that reflect the emotional truth and possibility of the people in a place and time.

Now in her 50th Birthday year it is an opportunty to reflect on the role ETHOS has played in the community and also give voice to the creative out pouring she has inspired through the song stories  and music by Glenda Cloughley and Johanna McBride and the Chorus of Women


The Address will be followed by a performance of the

Gifts of the Furies

lead by Johanna McBride


The youthful voices of the Sydney University Theatre Ensemble MUSE will be added to the chorus.. Sydney Choralist are invited to participate.

Tickets to support the Artists

in the development of their work $30/$20

for information and to book tickets contact


2011 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