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.

What happened to September?

The ASV swan gliding across the water looked a bit sleepy but the feet were still paddling frantically beneath the surface - we have a lot coming up!

Firstly: the AGM is coming up - on Wednesday 10th October, at 7:30pm in the Ashburton Community Meeting Room with - wait for it... guest speaker Sanné Mestrom http://www.mestrom.org/

Sanne Mestrom is an installation artist based in Melbourne. She was born in 1979. and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Fine Art) in 2000 (RMITUniversity, Melbourne). In 2008, she received a PhD in Fine Art from RMITUniversity.

Diary Dates and ....

10 October: The AGM at 7:30pm in the Ashburton Community Meeting Rooms
  • A group visit to Point Leo Estate has been suggested - possibly without eating in the restaurant there. Let us know if you are interested in getting a group together.
Gillian Govan wearing the Activities hat 0412 122 884

Membership Renewals

Membership Renewals went out by email earlier last month. There has been a very good response for which we thank you. We will soon start chasing the rest of you!! If you did not get a renewal notice or have any questions please contact me Treasurer@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

John Ride Treasurer ASV

Exhibiting large and expensive sculptures

Joe Taranto's "Morning Dew" at MIFGS 2018
Large sculpture - for example the Estate section of MIFGS - not only stands out on its own account but gives an exhibition a flavour and identity... but for the artist who produces that work there are costs not only in production but in transport, set up - and if you don’t sell it - storage. Plus the sculptors who produce these magnificent works are often country people whose studios can be larger and the neighbours further away... so more costs in travel and accomodation to exhibit in town.

Luted Crucible Casting

Piers Watson made contact with the ASV through the website. He proposes to come to Australia and run workshops in luted casting - as he has done in six other countries. You can find information about his workshops and the process on his website and Instagram account

ASV Exhibitions and Activities

We have a busy program in 2019 - ever evolving and dynamic - to hear the latest and to influence the way forward join us at the AGM on 10th October!

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

John Bishop "Synergy"
The eleventh annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize exhibition is underway in Silvan at the world famous Tulip Festival. Judging of the 2018 $20,000 acquisitive Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, has been completed.

As was to be expected, the judge, Michael Meszaros, had a very stimulating yet difficult exercise to undertake given the broad-ranging nature of the sculptures exhibited in the competition. He was very impressed by the quality, standard and styles of work presented and commented on the innovative and stimulating utilisation of media and presentation.

News and Alerts

This month we have our usual range of really interesting news... read on and find out more!

Annual Blacksmiths’ Convention
Celebrating 25 years of the Wandin Blacksmiths
When: 14th October 10.00am till 4.00pm
Where: 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North
What you get:
  • Free Entry
  • Free coffee and sausages
  • Blacksmiths demonstrating their skill
  • Rayner’s Orchard – one of the best stone fruit producers in the Yarra Valley
  • Medieval Re-enactment Group
  • Wood Turners
  • Yarra Valley Machinery Preservation Society
  • Knife making
  • Anvils, Forges, Tools for sale
Meridian Sculpture Foundry is offering discounts for ASV members for workshops in wax working and bronze casting - you can see their program here: http://meridiansculpture.com/sculpture-modelling-workshops/ Dates coming up are: August 11th & 12th, Sept 15th & 16th, Oct 13th & 14th, Nov 3rd & 4th, Dec 1st & 2nd You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture