Thursday, 6 August 2015

5 STORIES - a New Exhibition of Work by Margo Hoekstra

One member of Creative Doctors who is convinced of the value of creative endeavour is Margo Hoekstra.
Margo, when she's not practicing medicine, runs the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in honour of her late husband, the internationally reknown Australian sculptor Tom Bass, who founded the school in 1974. (Here's the link to Tom on Wikipedia where you can also find images of some of his best known works)
The school has been a registered not-for-profit organisation since 2003 and next year will award the inaugural Tom Bass Prize, Australia's first national prize for figurative sculpture.

Margo is an accomplished sculptor in her own right and her works have been featured here on this blog in the past.
On show at the Studio from 5th August until the 2nd September will be an exhibition of 25 of Margo's works entitled 5 STORIES featuring five different chapters of her creative life from the last 30 years.

If you'd like to meet Margo and be inspired, she will be at the Studio School on Saturday 22nd August between 1 and 4 pm then, on Saturday 29th August at 2 pm, she will be there again to give an Artists Talk. The School is at 1a Clara St Erskineville NSW.

If you're interested in learning whether this art form meets your creative needs go to the Sculpture School website where you'll find  information about a number of special workshops as well as details of the School's introductory and ongoing courses. I quite fancy the one day soapstone carving workshop - it sounds like fun.

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