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 President


Well everyone. Another month has gone by and hopefully things are moving in the right direction. 

We had a great Zoom session last month and hope to see you all again on the 14th October.

For the meeting we have a short video put together by Chris Anderson telling us how he makes his beautiful sculptured birds and also pictures of some unique sculptures sent to us by Marg Carey.

Next Zoom Meeting

 Next zoom meeting

Keep 7:30pm Wednesday 14th October clear

See the president’s message for interesting presentations at the meeting

BYO nibbles and drinks and some work to talk about

A day or so before the meeting we’ll send out the “reminder” email which will have the link for you to join the meeting.

Rosalie Gascoigne

In 1943 a housewife living near the Mount Stromlo observatory in Canberra began exploring the local landscape. It was very different to the lush green of her native New Zealand, - sparse, dry, speaking it’s own language. She began to collect things, rusted tin, weathered plastic dolls, abandoned hive boxes. She would listen to them, arrange them, seeking a feeling, a sense of something. Assemblies would form from her hands, a box of weathered plastic dolls heads, sheets of floating rusted iron, fluid animal vertebrae, old fence posts leaning against a wall. This is Rosalie Gascoigne.

ASV Exhibitions 2021

Writing prior to the road map to Covid-normal is speculation - but the ASV intention is to run an exhibition program and adapt to the circumstances as creatively as we can.

The first exhibition of the year will undoubtedly have Covid19 restrictions on visitor numbers, mask wearing and mixing of sculptors from different parts of the state. So for Herring Island at least we are unlikely to have our usual opening. We are looking at adapting by using our online exhibition capacity to present the work to a wider audience whilst still taking advantage of being in an exceptional space.

Here are the bones of our program - feel free to discuss with committee, each other and the coordinators.

ASV Membership News

 Welcome to the notices that relate to membership - including the notice from our president that a new official needs to be found....



Thanks to all those who have paid their membership over the last few weeks.  We have tried a new way to do it this year and it has been not without some issues.  First for reasons beyond my understanding our email server decided that it would designate many of the emails as spam and block sending them.  That is now solved.  Second, the credit card payment process required people to login to the website and that had issues if your user name was not your email address.  That also has been sorted out.  Just to make sure, if you have not got around to paying we will be following up over the few weeks.

NAVA and ArtsHub

 NAVA Survey & Strategic Plan

So much has changed since NAVA launched its Strategic Plan 2018-2020 – an incredible amount happening in the last 9 months alone! We have many priorities to rethink as NAVA embarks on developing its next strategic plan. Importantly, NAVA launched a survey a couple of days ago to hear from you – our Members and subscribers – about what you want from NAVA and the best role we can play to address the challenges and opportunities facing the sector more broadly. 

Exhibitions both physical and virtual

2020 is a challenging year - so the exhibitions here are the ones we know about - if you can add to our knowledge please let us know - in the meantime here is an offering to enjoy....