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Toyota Community Spirit Gallery annual indoor outdoor exhibition catalogue

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<ul><li><p>Toyota Community Spirit Gallery</p><p>GREATand smallSculpture2013</p><p>All creatures</p><p>the ninth annual exhibition showcasing the diversity </p><p>and excellence of sculpture practice in Victoria</p><p>Toyota Australia, 155 Bertie St, Port Melbourne, Victoria.</p><p>Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday9am to 5pm or by appointment. </p><p>Inquiries Ken Wong 0419 570 846</p><p>24 October 2013 to 17 March 2014</p></li><li><p>The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery is an initiative of the Toyota Community Foundation, Toyota Australias corporate citizenship program. Toyota Community Foundation develops partnerships that share Toyotas skills, networks, expertise and other resources with the community. </p><p>The gallery aims to provide space for artists, especially emerging artists to show their work. The space is provided free of charge to exhibiting artists. No commission is charged on sales and Toyota provides an exhibition launch and develops a catalogue for each exhibition. </p><p>The gallery has now shown works by over 935 artists. This project is mounted in consultation with Hobsons Bay City Council and the City of Port Phillip.</p><p>Toyota Community Spirit Gallery</p><p>This image aND back coverDura Mater (detail) by sharyn Dingeldei, Ceramics and timber, 2012</p></li><li><p>Council GrantsThe City of Port Philip, Sutherland Shire and Hobsons Bay City Councils have each benefited from $20,000 in funds from the Toyota Community Foundation for the first time. </p><p>Part of the Toyota Community Foundation model, to support the communities in which it operates, involves a local council and community fund. This provides $20,000 to three local councils, Hobsons Bay City Council where the manufacturing plant is located, Port Phillip Council where Toyota Head office is located and Sutherland Shire where Sales and Marketing are located to use for community grants. Toyota Employee Champions from three operating arms manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate services help the councils assess the applications from local community groups and organisations.</p><p>The City of Port Philip Council completed its latest grants (and business mentoring) program, assigning funding support to the following community projects/groups:</p><p>* Ms Peer Support Group* Harpatkah Chai Rover Crew (3rd St Kilda Scout Group)* Elwoods Got Talent Open Mic* Elwood Childrens Centre* Southport Playhouse* Port Phillip Mens Shed Association* Port Phillip Community Group Ltd* Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre* Hobsons Bay Obedience Dog Club Inc* Elwood Childrens Centre.</p><p>2013 Sutherland Shire Council and Toyota Australia Sustainability Grants Program to the value of $40,000 was allocated to eight local community organisations ($5,000 each). The groups are:</p><p>Social * Vision Australia * Southern Community Welfare</p><p>Environmental * Engadine Community Services * Cronulla Pre-school</p><p>Cultural * Gymea Community Aid and Information Service * Enough is Enough </p><p>Economic * Shire Community Service * Sutherland Shire Community Transport</p><p>Assessment for Hobsons Bay Council projects are underway.</p></li><li><p>Employee GrantsThe Toyota Employee Community Grants launched in April 2013. This offered Toyota Australia employees the chance to secure $1000 in support for a project or activity run by a not-for-profit, community group of their choice.A total of 68 employees from all Toyota Australia operating divisions submitted applications. From this pool, Toyota Motor Corporation Australias Corporate Services Executive Director, Mike Rausa, selected 15 applicants, in a random draw. Manufacturing and Purchasing Executive Director Chris Harrod and Sales and Marketing Executive Director Tony Cramb were also present. </p><p>The successful Employee Community Grants recipients are:</p><p>Michael Allet Corporate Services, CAS&amp;E Chelsea Football ClubVesna Benns Corporate Services, CAS&amp;E Footscray Primary SchoolSimon Birch M&amp;P, Manufacturing #2 Inverloch Windsurfing Club IncJennifer Bowker Corporate Services, HR Yarrambat Adult Riding ClubSue Calvey Corporate Services, HR Mirabel FoundationMichelle Cleary Corporate Services Information Systems Le Page Tennis Club IncAdan Fernandez M&amp;P, Quality Control Relay for LifeDianna Mitchell S&amp;M Franchise Development Menai Dragons Basketball ClubBoris Nikolic M&amp;P, Purchasing/Production Control Serbian Sports Centre IncorporatedGlen Pitcher M&amp;P, Product Engineering &amp; Maintenance Altona Pirates Basketball ClubJim Polonidis M&amp;P, Purchasing/ Production Control Moonee Valley Cricket ClubJoanne Romano Corporate Services, HR Pascoe Vale Soccer ClubSalem Salikin M&amp;P, Manufacturing #1 Australian Malay FoundationJohn Woof M&amp;P, Manufacturing #1 3rd Melton Scout GroupJack Zakaria M&amp;P, Manufacturing #1 Bangla Media Group of Australia</p><p>2013 Toyota Emerging Artist Award sponsored by cherrycake studiosThe Toyota Emerging Artist Award is an initiative designed to provide Australian based artists who have participated in the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery exhibition program with a further opportunity to advance their career via a one-month artist studio residency at cherrycake studios in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.</p><p>The winning artist will receive a one-month artist residency including studio space and accommodation sponsored by cherrycake studios plus $1000 from Toyota to assist in funding their travel and/or other expenses. The Award judging committee is chaired by Melinda Martin, Director Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda and includes Eliza Roberts, Asialink Arts Residencies Manager, Tania Blackwell, Hobsons Bay City Council and Louisa Scott, City of Port Phillip. For information regarding the 2013 award, visit watcharts.com.au/toyota.html</p></li><li><p>images FroNT cover Together Forever by vaidas Zvirblis Recycled materials, timber, straw, clay, sand, oil and varnishes, 2013</p><p>This sPreaD Polar Bear by Vronique Derville Plaster and perspex, 2013</p><p>THANkS To Tania Blackwell, Hobsons Bay City CouncilLouisa Scott, City of Port PhillipToyota Community Spirit Gallery CommitteeKatarina Persic, Toyota AustraliaPeter Griffin, Toyota AustraliaGlenn Campbell, Toyota AustraliaMelinda Martin, Director Linden Centre for Contemporary ArtsEliza Roberts, Asialink Arts Residencies ManagerSteve Blakebrough</p><p>CATAloGuE EDiTiNGKen Wong (watcharts.com.au)</p><p>PRE PRESS &amp; GRAPHiC DESiGN Sandra Kiriacos (watcharts.com.au) SAlES ENquiRiES for any of the works in the catalogue can be made by contacting the curator Ken Wong on 0419 570 846 or info@watcharts.com.au</p><p>ToYoTA CoMMuNiTY SPiRiT GAllERY MAil liST If you are interested in becoming involved in the gallery program or wish to be added to our mailing list to be kept informed of upcoming events, email info@watcharts.com.au or visit www.watcharts.com.au/toyota.html</p><p>The opinions and points of view expressed by participants through the artworks and artists statements in this exhibition and catalogue are those of the individual person or persons and are not intended to reflect the position of Toyota Australia.</p><p>GREATand smallSculpture2013</p><p>All creatures</p></li><li><p>ken Wong is the Director of Watch Arts, a Victorian based contemporary arts consultancy. He has worked in the fine arts industry for over fifteen years in both commercial and community arts, curating and managing a host of projects including gallery and outdoor sculpture exhibitions.</p><p>This is the 32nd show and the 9th annual sculpture exhibition for the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery. it presents the works of 71 artists and showcases the diversity and excellence of sculpture practice in Victoria.</p><p>The title, All Creatures Great and Small, not only refers to this, but also has broader portent in relation to the times we live in and the wider human community.</p><p>Recently, for the first time since I was a boy, I spent a weekend in our national capital, Canberra. It was just before the federal election, and out of pure luck, my trip coincided with the annual Open Day for Parliament House. Having never been before, I took advantage of the opportunity and was fortunate to view not only the public chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate, but also the offices of the senior ministers and the Prime Minister. It is hard not to be impressed by the architecture and scale of the building, and I was immediately reminded of the famous of the people, by the people, for the people line from American President Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address, which made me think about what a significant privilege, and also a great responsibility, it is to live in a modern democratic country. My trip also included a visit to The Australian War memorial and this also underlined what it has at times, taken to defend our way of life and the price paid by our wider society and in particular the families and individuals in our community, to afford us this great privilege.</p><p>The exhibitions title also has associations </p><p>of course, with the RSPCAs campaign to promote their work in advocating and caring for all of the amazing animals that we as humans and Australians, share our country and our experience of living with. This in turn was taken from the famous TV series, inspired by the novels by James Herriot, about the life of a veterinarian and his administrations in the care of animals in rural England in the 1930s.</p><p>The title is of course originally, a line from the Christian hymn, All things Bright and Beautiful, which describes the wonder and breathtaking diversity of all of creation. The origins of this hymn are not completely known, but some think it a reference to a line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the key early masterworks of British Romantic literature. It tells the story of the Ancient Mariner, who kills an albatross after it leads him and his crew to safety, bringing about a disastrous change in fortune that takes the lives of his crew and leaves him to wander the Earth forever more, telling his cautionary tale of woe to any who will listen.</p><p>Perhaps never before in the history of our planet, has the fate of our species and our society, along with all of the plants and animals who live in this world, been more dependent upon the leadership and choices we make at this time, in this moment.</p><p>Lets hope as a society fortunate enough to be free to make those choices, that we are equal to the task.</p><p>Welcome to All Creatures Great and Small.</p><p>Ken WongCurator</p></li><li><p>10 Daniel Armstrong11 Natalia Auguste12 Natasha Avila13 Terry Barclay14 Helen Bodycomb15 Katy Bowman16 Rachel Boymal17 Lucinda Brash18 Melinda Capp19 Michael Carolan 20 Katrina Carter21 Deb Casey22 James Cattell23 Bruce Cleal24 Betty Collier25 Melissa Skirton-Cussell26 Vronique Derville27 Sean Diamond28 Sharyn Dingeldei29 David Doyle30 Graham Duell31 Thanh Duong32 William Eicholtz33 Alexander Esenarro34 Aimee Fairman 35 Avis Gardner36 Kate Geck37 Darren Gilbert38 Bambi Gordon39 Mojgan Habibi40 Craig Haire41 Owen Hammond42 Karen Hopkins43 Carly Housiaux44 Catherine Johnstone45 Aaron Jones46 Viktor Kalinowski47 Nathan King48 Anne-Marie Kuter</p><p>49 Julee Latimer50 Joanne Linsdell51 Salvatori Lolicato52 Angela Macdougall53 David Marshall54 Rob Miller55 Trudy Moore56 Jesus Moreta57 Joanne Mott58 Amanda Nelson59 Gael OLeary60 Clare OShannessy61 Luciana Perin62 Anna Maria Plescia63 Anna Prifti64 Loretta Quinn65 Anna Robertson66 Anne Ronjat67 Maria Simonelli68 Adrian Spurr69 Benjamin Storch70 Todd Stuart19 Tul Suwannakit71 James Tapscott72 Christopher Taylor73 Sholto Turner74 Mary van den Broek75 Christopher Vassallo76 Hartmut Veit77 Carmel Wallace78 Remy Wong79 Daniel Worth80 Vaidas Zvirblis</p><p>image Dancing with every rhythm #2 (detail) by Mojgan Habibi, SWP clay, oxidation fired stoneware, 2012</p><p>EXHIBITORS</p></li><li><p>Atrium</p><p>to outdoor works</p><p>to gallery works</p><p>Reception</p><p>Outdoor</p><p>Gallery</p><p>Bistro</p><p>to outdoor works</p><p>Sculptures are located in five separate areas;</p><p>AtriumGalleryGlasshouseoutdoorsPond</p><p>Locations</p><p>Pond</p><p>Glasshouse</p><p>Auditorium</p></li><li><p>Daniel Armstrong</p><p>Aqua Optica explores the refractive properties of a spherical aquatic lens as a signifier for all lenses, especially that of the telescope and the eye of the observer with respect to viewing the night sky. The work aims to invoke sense of the sublime as well as the corporeal and experiential nature of observation. The relative spatial positioning of the viewer to this aquatic lens gives rise to a fluxing and modulation of light as image. This primitive optical instrument and the eye of the observer become entwined in a refractive dance with images of the celestial and that which lies beyond.</p><p>Aqua OpticaGlass, water, acrylic, timber, metal and digital projectionApprox 200 x 100 x 100cm, 2013$5000</p><p>Daniel is a photo-media/installation artist and tertiary lecturer at Deakin University. His current research explores contemporary and historical relationships between visual observation, art and astronomy, with a specific interest in how optical instruments inform our conception of the cosmos.In 2009 he undertook an Australia Council residency at the Lowell Astronomical Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. He lives part time in central Victoria where he spends his nights imaging the dark skies with homemade primitive cameras and telescopes. He is currently undertaking a fine art PhD at RMIT University in Melbourne.</p><p>10GREATand smallSculpture2013</p><p>All creatures</p></li><li><p>Natalia Auguste</p><p>Natalia was born in Poznan in Poland in 1981. She moved to UK in 2004 where she met her husband and studied printmaking and life painting in London. In 2010 she moved to Melbourne where she completed a Certificate III in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft in 2013. </p><p>Different sort of life after deathWood, circuit board, 20 x 15 x 30cm, 2013</p><p>$300</p><p>I am fascinated with organs, cells and living tissues. This work is inspired by the objects that people throw away. Tree trunks that were once full of life are cut down for the energy that can be created by burning them. Circuit boards from an old printer provoke questions of our destructive human nature to the living world around us. How far are we willing to go to put life into electronic devices? </p><p>11GREATand smallSculpture2013</p><p>All creatures</p></li><li><p>Natasha Avila</p><p>My practice is predominantly informed by architecture, minimalistic design and geometric forms. I utilise reflective surfaces to incorporate the viewers reflected image and the surrounding environment. The work often becomes wearable or interactive and is a metaphor for psychological and emotional human reflection.</p><p>Whats in the Box?Mild steel, egg shell, enamel, 14 x 24 x 12cm, 2013POA</p><p>Natasha is an award winning Melbourne based artist with a career spanning more than 10 years. She has participated in 32 group exhibitions including shows at Parliament House in Melbourne, Without Pier Gallery, RMIT University First Site Gallery, the Bayside City Council Gallery and the Embassy of Argentina in Canberra. She has held several solo shows and her work has been featured in a number of publications and is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Natasha holds a Certificate lll in Visual Arts Craft &amp;...</p></li></ul>