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COMING EXHIBITION: Mt. Coot-tha  July 4th to July 13th

Shillam Mt Coot-tha Members’ Exhibition July 4-13

Important Dates :

Entries close for indoor and outdoor exhibition Friday 30th May 2014

All financial SQ members are invited to exhibit. Student competitors are not required to be members.

Entry Forms & Details

SQ Members Entry Forms (indoor & external)

Student Entry Forms

sq-mt-coot-tha-comp 2014.doc 2014-student-entry-form.doc sq-mt-coot-tha-comp-2014.pdf 2014-student-entry-form.pdf

Margaret Klucis (JEAYS-KLUCIS)  : New Profile

 Margaret Klucis (JEAYS-KLUCIS) now has a new profile on the SQ website. All SQ members are invited to submit their profile for publication on the web to webmaster@sculptorsqld.org.au

KLUCIS, Margaret


Long Pose Life Drawing & Sculpting is generally run  2nd Saturday of the month

Drawers Sculptors Painters All invited. A single pose will be maintained for the duration of three hours, with breaks.  Good company. Good coffee, ice cakes.

Can you let Graham know if you are coming so that he can confirm the model and morning tea. Cost:    $20      

Enquiries:  Graham Marshall grahnet@gmail.com  phone: 0409 449 017


The SQ Shed Old Museum Bowen Hills  No need to book. Friendliest group in town. Short and extended poses. Artist tables and easels supplied. BYO drawing materials. All levels of drawing experience welcome.

When: Every Thursday 6.30 - 9.30pm.   Cost $15 members and $20 non-members  

Enquiries: Val Waring phone: 3378 0436 or 0422 976 255.

Cameron Eaton, a recent new member at Sculptors Queensland, regularly attends the forum nights and life drawing sessions at Sculptors Queensland Shed.

This year, he has taken on the role of Exhibition Co-coordinator for the 2014 Shillam’s Prize. “Getting involved with a group like Sculptors Queensland is a real positive way to grow as an artist and a person. Spending time with people who share some of your passions and who are happy to pass on their experience can only be a good thing. And while that could be said of any activity you care to engage in, the trick is to get out and get active.”

Cameron took a drawing class in 2010, partly as a distraction from the stresses of working life, and discovered a passion for art making that was really unexpected. Cameron went on to study sculpture at the Brisbane Institute of Art in Windsor, “As a draftsman and designer, I spend a lot of time thinking about how things are made. With sculpture, I employ those same skills, while enjoying the satisfaction of bringing my ideas to life.”

Long Pose Life Drawing & Modeling

STEVE BODROG: New Link on SQ Site

Steve Bodrog has a new link listed under “Links” on the SQ website:  www.bodrog.com.au

His site is well worth a visit.

All financial members are welcome to have their link added.

Please send details to webmaster@sculptorsqld.org.au

STUDENT SCULPTURE COMPETITION: Mt. Coot-tha  July 4th - 13th

Grade 12 Student Competition: Shillam Mt Coot-tha Exhibition July 4-13

Year 12 students are invited to submit entries to the student section of the 2014 Sculptors Qld annual sculpture exhibition and competition at Mt Coot-tha. Student competitors are not required to be members.

Important Dates :

Entries close Friday 30th May 2014. All other important dates are on the entry form.

Please download your student Entry Forms & Details here:

When: Tuesday May 6 at 7:30 pm,      

Where: The Sculptors Shed,

in the grounds of and behind of the Old Museum near the RNA grounds corner Gregory Tce and Bowen Bridge Road, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Enter via the main gate in Gregory Tce. Drive right around to the back of the Museum and "FREE" park near the shed.          

Click here for map.

My name is Maeve McKenna and I am a student at Griffith University Film School.

As part of an assignment last year, my group and I completed a micro-documentary on renowned Brisbane sculptor George Virine. George, in fact, has a couple of students that are currently in your society.

George was born and raised in Moscow where he studied sculpting until World War II broke out and he was called up to be a machine gunner for the Red Army. From continuing to create art when he was in a German concentration camp, to being personally commissioned to create a bust of the Duchess of Luxembourg, and moving to Paris where he knew Picasso, George has lived a truly exceptional life. However, what is perhaps most interesting is how his incredible life has influenced his sculptures and his artistic identity.

As an iconic sculpting society in Australia, and one that continues to teach and inspire it's members, I am hoping that there is an opportunity to showcase this film to your members.

At 94 years of age, George Virine offers a unique insight into a fascinating (yet horrific) period in history that not many people in the world today can and how such trauma can be used to create art and send a clear message to the world. I am very passionate about this film we have made and I truly hope that there is an opportunity to screen it.

Former French Sculptor, Georges Virine, 47, has one of the most successful sculptors in Australia. Mr Virine, who migrated with his wife, Irene, from 67 Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris 16 in 1951, has worked in several Australian cities, The US, Kensington Palace in London, and in Europe. His 18ft high bust, including base, of pioneer Australian aviator, Bert Hinkler who in 1928 became the first man to fly solo from England to Australia, is one of the largest ever made in Australia. Mr Virine with one of his busts, Sir Winston Churchill, in the exhibition he held in a Brisbane bank.

SQ Forum: Movie on life & work of legendary sculptor George Virine- Tues May 6 7:30 pm