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.

From the Immediate Past President

Gillian Govan

We held a successful AGM meeting via Zoom on 11th November 2020. Reports were tabled by the president and subcommittees

All positions were filled except for those of President and Vice president. It was great that several members have joined the committee. Holding meetings on Zoom has enabled country members to be involved and their contribution has been much appreciated.. 

In Discussion regarding the absence of a President there has been a proposal that we could perhaps form a Presidential subcommittee. This would mean that the role would be shared and covered by three or four members instead of one individual, thus easing the load. Below is the basic job description for the President. 

Dates for 2021

Herring Island 16th January to 7 February - weekends and public holidays. “Against the Odds” followed by the Valley Potters Exhibition and then A4 Art Australia. The festival runs through until 5th April.

The February general members’ meeting will be a Zoom meeting on 10th February 

Entries close for MIFGS Sculpture garden on 22nd February

2021 looks as if we have plenty of options for studio visits & activities. So stand by for the full program

"David Greybeard" Lisa Roet
for the Jane Goodall Institute
At Southbank

Melbourne is coming back to life


Social Media Group

 In one of the Zoom meetings during Covid the use of social media as a means of promotion came up. A few members who were interested got together and we had a great presentation by Shae Isaac (our expert) on the use of Instagram and Facebook to promote events like art exhibitions. 

After this meeting a few members formed a new working group- which was appropriately named; the social media working group (you can’t be creative all the time) 

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2021

image courtesy Parks Victoria
Herring Island Gallery is the smallest venue used for ASV exhibitions. There is also the excitement of getting the work across the Yarra and up the hill to the gallery... it’s always an adventure and always worth it. Our show, “Against the Odds” is the first in the 2021 series and runs 16 January to 7 February weekends and public holidays 11:30 to 4:30 - the Island is a great place just to hang out. See you there!

MIFGS 2021


Dear Sculptors,

2020 has been challenging for all of us but we are starting to see some glimmer of normalcy. I hope that you and your loved ones are well and have found creative ways to cope with the restrictions.

The dates for MIFGS 2021 have been set and we are now in the planning stages. COVID precautions and safe guards will be installed by IMG, managers of the show, to provide as safe an environment as possible.

Book Review: Sculptures of Melbourne Mark S. Holsworth


Melbourne has an impressive number of sculptures on public display throughout the city. Just wander Melbourne’s city streets, gardens and laneways and you will undoubtedly find some magnificent public sculptures - from historical and religious icons to playful literary and social figures – all with rich historical weight. The book Sculptures of Melbourne explores major changes in the nature of public sculpture.

New Members

 Welcome to new members
This month we welcome Kirsty Hussein and Branka Zarak
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions.
Monica Mauer Jan Membership Officer

Exhibitions and News

 GIPPSLAND SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 

21 March - 9 May 2021 Sculpture Culture in Yinnar

Entries close February 1st 2021  

Entries at www.gippslandsculptureexhibition.com

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Call for Proposals

Applications are now open to submit proposals for Rookwood General Cemetery's 

HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2021.

Join Australian and international artists for the opportunity to showcase your work in the largest and oldest active cemetery in the southern hemisphere.

All works selected for exhibition receive honorariums and are eligible for awards with a prize pool value of over $30,000. Additional support is available for works travelling over 200km to the exhibition.

Submit your proposals by 9 April 2021.

http://www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/

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And we missed, unfortunately forever, the final exhibition at Lindengate Gallery. A retrospective of Ernst Fries work closed on the 12th December.

Depicted “Australian Dream” Ernst Fries.

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Lorne Sculpture Art Auction

Ticket bookings open Tuesday 8th December.

For tickets, downloadable event flyer and further information head to www.lornesculpture.com/artauction 

Contact manager@lornesculpture.com for any queries.


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THE CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY OF VICTORIA Inc.

presents its.....  

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020  

Artworks fresh from the artists' studios  Steps Gallery, Carlton 

LOCATION: 62 Lygon Street, Carlton 
EXHIBITION DATES: 12 - 20 December 2020 
GALLERY HOURS: 11am - 6pm daily (7 days) 
JUDGE: Dale Hickey

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Flora is an exhibition that will take place from 25 March – 1 May across the City of Greater Dandenong, in various locations. Flora will explore and capture the importance, fragility and beauty of plants and nature. As part of the exhibition, we are putting an open call-out for people to submit artworks within the theme of flora to be exhibited at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens as part of the exhibition. Entry is free. Entry is through our website (scroll down to Flora applications) - https://greaterdandenong.com/document/32758/arts-opportunities