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.

President’s Message March 2010

Members have been thoroughly enjoying the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) from 24 March 2010. We owe thanks to Patrick Culshaw as Coordinator for his very hard work in this respect. A few notes are provided below in Current Activities, pending a more complete report to come.

Members are asked to note the Sculpture by the Sea 2010 Exhibition at Bondi, included in Interstate Activities below. The three new $30,000 Helen Lempriere Sculpture Scholarships will be selected from the applicants for Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi, so interested scholarship applicants will need to meet the conditions for the Bondi Exhibition. The exact closing date for applications may be as soon as 16 April 2010. We appreciate that is not far off but we have had no prior notice of this date. ASV members who are interested in being considered for the Scholarships need therefore to urgently plan a submission for Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi.

This edition includes an essay by Michael Meszaros on Ideas and Style in Sculpture. I think this is a subject worthy of some debate, and am happy to take Letters to the Editor on the subject, or other subjects for that matter, subject to editing.

I apologise to Janice for misstating Janice McCarthy as Judith McCarthy in this section in the last newsletter. To compound the injury we omitted to mention that we sold her “Medusoid” (the silver jellyfish) at Herring Island.
Sorry Janice!

News for future newsletters will have to be cut off on the 15th of each month rather than 20th.

Members are reminded about the need for an Activities Coordinator from 1 May, in order for monthly meetings to be continued. Please consider Committee positions for the 2010/2011 year.
Geoff Williams

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