We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

The Annual & Awards Exhibition 2019 is fast approaching

Yvonne Monik with her work in 2017
After all the excitement of the Melbourne Flower and Garden show we are already planning the next exhibition.

We had a great exhibition at Bourke Place last year but unfortunately due to building renovations being done we are unable to have the exhibition there this year.

It has been a frustrating and tedious task looking for a new venue that can accommodate the scale of the ASV Annual exhibition. Many times, between Gillian and myself we felt so close to securing a venue – but only to be knocked back. A huge thanks to all the members that gave us leads on venues. These were all followed up on.

Dates for Your Diary

There is plenty of sculpture action on the program! And more being planned...

Wednesday 8th May - mould making 7:30pm at Gillian’s place. All welcome not only to learn but also to contribute to the discussion from your own experience.

In future we’ll run more information sharing workshops - more about pooling our resources than imparting superior knowledge - everyone has some experience to share and other sculptors want to know about it.... if you would like to coordinate such a workshop please let us know:

Visit to Mal Wood’s Foundry

Mal prepared and delivered demonstrations and explanations for the stages of wax preparation, investing or ceramic shell moulding, bronze pouring and finally patenation.... His advice? Research as much as you can before going to a foundry because the methods and finishes vary amazingly and you can get great variety to suit your style but you must communicate it to your foundry.

Bulleen Art and Garden & Bolin Bolin Gallery

BAAG have supported the ASV through sponsoring the demonstration event at MIFGS, supplying prizes and limestone. The Bolin Bolin gallery supports and promotes visual art in general. Now they need some support:. 
The next stage of the North East Link planning process, the Environmental Effects Statement is out now and BAAG is still within the designated project area! We really want to continue here (on the site near the river), so we need to convince the EES panel that it is worth redesigning the construction compound so that we can stay and continue bringing you interesting art and exhibitions as well as garden necessities and advice.
If you haven’t signed our petition go to http://www.baag.com.au/save-baag-north-east-link/  or for more information http://www.baag.com.au/

News, Exhibitions and Events

We have grouped a diverse lot of news items here - they all deserve your attention and indeed you will find some gems in here - something for everyone as they say... so please read on.....


Welcome to New Members

Welcome to new members

Luke Neil, Helen Jeffs and Michael Adeney

we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions
Jackie Mckinnon Membership Officer