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.

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Sculpture out of the 2009 Bushfires:
Email from Judy Newman 30 March 2010:
Ian Nicholls recently presented the Ahern Family with a sculpture on the anniversary of Black Saturday. It is interesting to see what he did with the tools found in the burnt out old property after the Black Saturday fires at Steeles Creek.
Frank Ahern, a friend of Ian's for over forty years, lost his brother and sister in law in the Black Saturday fires. Ian visited the property with Frank after the fires. Amongst the ashes in Leigh's burnt down shed, Ian collected a few burnt and blackened tools. This gave Ian the inspiration to make his first sculpture. With a bit of guidance from ASV member Judy Newman, Ian created a Cockatoo from a block of Limestone and some of the burnt tools. Ian enjoyed making the sculpture and has enrolled at Bulleen Art & Garden to do the sculpture workshop run by ASV member Jenny Whiteside. We look forward to seeing more sculpture from Ian in the future. Ian was incidentally brother in law of the late Bob Grant.
Story contributed by Judy Newman.


Heart Gallery Healesville Art Alliance: A new venture gallery that is currently seeking exhibitors of indoor sculptures: innovative new art as well as more traditional work. Preference for Healesville area artists but others considered. Contact Christine 5962 6055 www.healesvilleart.com.au
Image: “Cyclone” by Judy Newman at the Heart Gallery.



14 April 2010 to 13 May 2010: Monash University Switchback Gallery Gippsland Campus: Mira Gojak dynamic spiraling forms. www.monash.edu.au

1-31 May 2010: Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition: Contemporary sculpture works are exhibited in the shop windows and sidewalks of Toorak Rd each year. Prizes of $5,000 $2,000 $1,000 for the most innovative works. See www.toorakvillage.com.au

5 to 23 May 2010: aRtECYCLE Annual Exhibition: Annual exhibition of sculpture installations by Moonee Valley City Council; themes of environmentalism and recycling; Non-acquisitive prize pool $10,000; works must engage with the principal themes of environmentalism and recycling... Telf 8325 1750. www.incineratorarts.com.au

19 March – 29 August 2010: National Gallery of Victoria: Ian Potter Centre: Collage Exhibition: Collage or gluing or attaching paper, fabric, natural objects and ephemera to create or enhance a work of art. It is the first exhibition at the NGV to focus on this art form and includes collages by Sidney Nolan, James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Gareth Sansom, Elizabeth Gower, Katherine Hattam, Nick Mangan, Brook Andrew and many others. See www.ngv.vic.gov.au/stickit/

11 July 2010 to 19 Sept 2010: McClelland Gallery: Geoffrey Bartlett in the McClelland Room. www.mcclellandgallery.com

8 Sept 2010 to 16 Oct 2010: Deakin University Art Gallery: Ewen Coates sculpture over the last 10 years. www.deakin.edu.au/art-collection

17 April 2010 to 17 October 2010: The Ian Potter Museum of Art: Artifacts from Mediterranean, African, Meso-American, Oceanic Regions showing ceremonial practices, belief systems, sacred customs:
www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.art

17 Oct 2010 to 8 Nov 2010: Lorne Sculpture Exhibition: A free community Supported biennial exhibition of 30 major contemporary sculpture works and installations along the Lorne Foreshore. Telf 03 9867 6174. www.lornesculpture.com

27 October 2010 to 4 December 2010: Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award: Award $10,000 for contemporary artist. Applications close 15 July 2010. www.deakin.edu.au/art-collection

24 Oct 2010 to 5 Dec 2010: The Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2010: 10th anniversary; commission on all sales is donated to The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital. www.yering.com

New bushfire exhibition and $95,400 for arts bushfire recovery: NAVA Media Release 16 April 2010: The Arts Recovery Quick Response program is now closed, having provided a total of $95,400 to support 43 arts projects in bushfire affected areas.

TarraWarra Museum of Art has a new exhibition that received a $15,000 grant through Arts Victoria's Arts Development program: open to Sunday 25 July 2010.

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