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.


Death of Peter Govan
The Committee and Members of the ASV express their sincere sympathy to Gillian Govan for the loss of her lifelong friend and husband on 23 April 2010. The following beautiful little poem was read at the funeral service:
God grant me the serenity,
To accept things I cannot change:
The courage to change the things I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.

New Members
Welcome to the following new members:
Ben Hillier

Donations Gifts and Sponsorship Required
The ASV has a Public Fund for collecting Gifts and Donations. Anything over $5.00 is Tax Deductible as we have DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status with the tax office. Donations can be applied for example to administrative costs (running exhibitions) and/or to Prizes. Members, their Families, Friends, Business Colleagues and the Community in general are invited to seek more information as to how they can help the ASV. Major donations $500+ for our exhibitions are especially necessary and by discussion with the Committee may have naming rights attached to the gift.
Sponsorship is also welcome and can be acknowledged in many ways. Donations can be sent to the Treasurer of the ASV, 39 Turnley St, North Balwyn, Vic 3104 .....Patrick Culshaw

Website enquiry from John French landscape design, 30 April 2010
I have a client in an apartment complex. The complex is over 4 levels, and the missing palm tree in the garden has left quite an empty space. It was quite a poor piece of landscaping, and over time, the palm tree and plants perished, and the bark garden area became quite unattractive.
I have suggested a sculpture or water feature (probably in the $5000-$10000 cost bracket). I don’t want anything too formal but it needs to be a wow. I would have thought something around 2 meters high would be an appropriate scale.
Can you forward this on to your members & they may have something that would suit.
If I can get your email or members that are interested I will email you
My best regards John French frenchs@netspace.net.au

Website enquiry for sculpture project at Box Hill School 21 April 2010
We are looking for a sculptor to restore a large outdoor sculpture of a Wyvern, the school emblem at Kingswood College in Box Hill, Victoria.
The sculpture was crafted 20 years ago. The sculptor who originally created the piece now lives in Northern Territory and is unable to assist but can provide any information we need on how it went together.
Are you able to recommend a sculptor who we can commission to perform the restoration works? If you need further details before replying, please let me know. If you can give me an email address I can send through some photos.
Thanks for your help!
Andrew Stuart
President Wyvernian Association (Kingswood College Alumni)
Kingswood College

Registration as Expert Witness
Subject: National Guide of Expert Witnesses 2010/2011 Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:30:38 +1000 From: Jackie Nemy To: 'mail@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au' Dear Michael, In July 2010 the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) will launch the first edition of the National Guide of Expert Witnesses. Containing an extensive listing of experts across many specialist areas, this publication will be an invaluable resource for lawyers. Expert witnesses are frequently required by our members and the greater legal profession when preparing cases and for court appearances. The Guide will be distributed free to practising lawyers in July via the Law Institute Journal (LIJ), New South Wales Law Society Journal and the Queensland s Proctor journal. It will also be distributed to the national media. This means that over 46,000 copies will be distributed to lawyers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. In recognition of the expertise and professionalism of members of Association of Sculptors of Victoria the LIV would like to offer your members a discounted rate to be listed in the 2010/2011 National Guide to Expert Witnesses. Members can take up a standard listing or choose from a range of advertising sizes. As a professional association we would like you to encourage your members to get listed in the Guide so they may receive a 15% discount on any listing they require. Advertisements may be supplied or created here to meet your requirements Apply for the media kit which contains further information. Were very excited about this Guide and think it will be a fantastic resource for lawyers. Many of our members have been asking for such a title for some time, so I know it will be very well received. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me on 03 9607 9496 or Marese 03 9607 9337. Kind regards, Jackie Nemy Jackie Nemy | Publications Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Ph: +613 9607 9311 (Switchboard) Ph: +613 9607 9496 (Direct) Fax: +613 9607 9451 Email: jnemy@liv.asn.au Website: http://www.liv.asn.au

Calling all members If you have a special quotation you'd like to share....use the newsletter If you have anything for sale or want to buy...... use the newsletter If you have a handy tip ......use the newsletter If you have suggestions, views, concerns about the Association.......use the news letter If you want to volunteer to help.....please use the newsletter
Gillian Govan

Thanks are due to this winery for their continuing support of ASV functions. KOOYONGA CHAPEL WINERY is next to a ribbon of bush that runs from the Great Australian Divide down to Benalla. It is a small winery owned and operated by the Saunders family. The winemaker is Barry Saunders. 20 acres are planted with equal areas of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. First plantings were in 2000. The mild climate extends the ripening period and adds to the complexity and intensity of flavour in the grapes. See: www.kooyongachapel.com

New Edition of “Sculpture + the enemies”.
See: www.sculptureandtheenemies.com.au
This latest edition includes:
  • Interviews with Jan King (NSW), Simon Perry (Vic), Alex Seton (NSW). 
  • Gallery Exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide. 
  • Significant commissions by Michael Meszaros and Geoffrey Bartlett 
  • Macquarie Sculpture Park. 
  • Significant Exhibitions to Enter 
  • Some Auction Results

The Sculptors Society
A leading Australian sculptors' organisation since 1951. Non-profit and based in Sydney, NSW. Showcasing modern and contemporary sculpture in all media - bronze, metal, stone, ceramic, wood, glass...

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