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.
Louise Bourgeois: Late Works24 November 2012 - 11 March 2013
At Heide Gallery and Sculpture Park
nor the McClelland Gallery Survey and Sculpture Award
Mt Macedon and District Horticultural Society Inc. extends an invitation to you to exhibit at Artanica 2013.
Artanica, a major biennial event, on the weekend of 20 and 21 April 2013, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at ‘Lewisham’ located on Mt Macedon Road, Macedon. Lewisham, with its backdrop of magnificent trees, gardens and lakes, is an ideal site for the exhibition of garden sculpture in all of its various media.
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter with my sincere congratulations to all the entries in the 2012 Exhibition and Awards. A great effort. The opening went well and the prizes were duly awarded. Congratulations to all the winners. My special Thanks go to Beatrice Magalotti and all those who helped. Congratulations.
Walking in to the gallery one gets the feeling that the exhibition as a whole reads well.There is an interesting variety of size, shape and form apparent that is pleasing.
On Sunday 7th October along with several members of the association I attended a public forum at the Kingston Art Centre Moorabbin where three prominent figures discussed the place of public works in our history and in their lives.. Monuments, memorials and civic statues are commonly encountered forms of public art created to commemorate a person , an important event historical, architecture or cultural heritage
Again this is a long section - take the trouble to read all of it - there is a lot going on!
Farewell to Audrey Dahlstrom
Audrey was a long term member of the A.S.V. and a dedicated sculptor.
She died on the 6th. October aged 90.
Audrey and Andy had a property at Omeo where most of Audreys major sculptures were constructed.
We send our condolances to all her family, her grandchildren and great grandson Anders. named after her husband Anders (Andy)
She will be remembered and mourned by all who knew her.
I have just returned from almost 3 weeks in Vietnam. I turned off my iPhone and only checked my emails 3 times…. Bliss. When I returned I opened my emails and realised what busy lives we all lead. There was information about Tesselaar, Our Annual Exhibition and Awards, our involvement in Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and many other exhibitions in which our members are involved. Part of me says “we are too busy” and part says, “How very lucky we are to have the ability, the opportunity and the money to pursue our art.” I met one lady in Vietnam who said, “I am happy I have food” It was a very humbling experience.
|Isometric Trinity in Shanghai - image courtesy Fatih Semiz|
- The Annual is progressing well . Beatrice sending out invitations. Publicity being carried out by Zoe. But there is a need for a new consolidated list of contacts to be made for next years exhibition. Can anyone help with this please. Photography will be done by Janice McCarthy
|Andrew Kasper's "Tranquility" image Mark Cowie|
Remember to read all of this section - lots of information in here!
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY!Dear ASV members,
We would like to extend an invitation to exhibit in our new “Sculpture Garden”at this years Art at Burnley Harbour in December 2012. There is the opportunity to display sculpture that is suitable for either indoor and outdoors. We would particularly like to see some larger pieces, to be displayed in the parkland area adjoining the wetlands. (see conditions)
How would you like to be involved in the running of Victoria’s premier sculpture organisation? Sounds grandiose doesn’t it? But as a member, you are part of this association with a great 80 year history in the arts.
The history makes interesting reading as the association has gone through many wonderful and difficult times. Its enthusiastic members have always brought it through. These are challenging times with down turn and uncertainty in the economy and therefore low art sales but we still keep working because we love making sculpture and the association moves on.
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
|Jean Carson Gray "Little Bull" shown at the 2007 Annual Exhibition|
Jean has been a member of the ASV for many years, was a very talented artist and sculptor and contributed a great deal to us over a long period of time. She started a group called the “Eclectics” by inviting a group of like minded artists to join.
Todd Stuart is a new member with extensive experience working with foundries and fabricators in China and the Middle East. His approach is different to our accustomed way of working and this article should provide food for thought and discussion.
Yarra Sculpture Space 17 October to 4 November 2012
ABOUT OUR PRIZES
Free Networking Forum for ArtistsSunday 7th October 2pm-4pm
Monuments, memorials, and civic statues are one of the most commonly encountered forms of public art, created to commemorate a person, important event, historic architecture or cultural heritage. Join 3 panelists, industrial leaders and experts in the area of public art in Australia and internationally.
Ken Scarlett, OAM, Peter Corlett and Dean Bowen. Not to be missed. Booking is essential and places are limited. For more information 9556 4440 or visit www.kingstonarts.com.au
Shortlisted artists announced for the Mt Buller Sculpture Award 10 Jun 2012
I have many failings. One of them is that to read the newsletters I print them, then sit comfortably and read them. My second failing is that I hoard and collect so the newsletters get filed away in a white folder. The other evening I was browsing through the folder. Interesting.
|Gillian and Rudi|
On Wednesday May 9th 15 members attended the studio of prominent sculptor Rudi Jass. The feeling that we were going to see something special was created as we entered the gated enclave he shares with two other businesses, to be greeted by some spectacular examples of Rudi’s art at the entrance of his studio, in Bayswater North.
If you would like to be part of the organising committee now is the time. Any small part would be greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
The $10,000 (non acquisitive) award judged by Phillip Doggett-Williams - artist and arts educator was presented at the Opening Event last Friday night that was formally opened by Andrea Coote MLC. Two hundred+ artists, traders, sponsors, councillors, residents and special guests attended the TOK H Centre for the announcements.
|Morning at MIFGS|
Coming up in MayGillian has confirmed with Ben Fasham that we can take a small group to the factory. I think the earlier the better as they have a big piece that they are moving to Canberra the second week. Due to OH&S safety issues we are unable to visit Fashams in Clayton during our usual evening meeting time but we could make up a small party during the day.
PPSR information:Seminar - The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 and how it affects artists
The Arts Law Centre is partnering with the Australian Government Solicitor to present a free seminar in Melbourne on the Personal Property Securities Act and the Personal Property Security Register which enables people to register their interest in personal property.
- accessing books
- donating books
- returning books
- hints for books you would like to see in the library....
117 Vere Street is the current Yarra Sculpture Space and abode of the Contemporary Sculptors Association.
At this stage there isn’t a committee member with a specific portfolio to investigate this. In the mean time there is no reason why individual members should not put in a word for themselves and their needs.
Please note the change of day and date!
Melway Reference: Map 58 J7
This is a new venue - Jenny and Gillian checked it out - it is tucked in near a U3A centre and seems seems fairly central - if anything can ever satisfy our widespread membership; it has heating and cooling, a kitchen, tables and chairs, a whiteboard and projection screen - luxury!
Scope Art Award
Scope Gallery in Warrnambool is introducing an Art Award- Art Concerning Environment, which will highlight environmental issues and concepts. Warrnambool lies at the end of the Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria.
PAMELA IRVING’S GRAND OPENING of the PATTERSON STATION MOSIAC WALLSOn Sunday 4th March, a few hundred interested people gathered at the Patterson Road Station in Bentleigh, to witness the Official Opening of 150 square metres of mosaics on the walls of the underpass and the entrance to the station. (750 artists provided the works).
|Gillian Govan ASV President|
Life is full of firsts…and if we didn’t take those first steps we would never achieve anything.
Gael O’Leary has kindly agreed to open her studio and gallery for the ASV meeting. Bayside Sculpture was established to provide opportunities for emerging sculptors, particularly women, to further their artistic development, to create commissioned work,religious and other, of high standard and aesthetic quality and to offer opportunities for artists particularly sculptors to exhibit their work.
14th to 29th January
|Gillian Govan enjoying the Festival|
This highly respected juried contest now in its 27th year is a great opportunity for juror-selected artists to advance their careers and to maximize exposure to collectors and the New York art scene.
Two Mud Men by Lisa Toft
Due to the fact that our previous meeting rooms are being renovated we are now without a home. However as Ex- Activities Coordinator (!!!!) I have organised a room at the Moorabbin Masonic Hall, Rowans Road, Moorabbin Mel Ref. Map77 G7 on the 3rd Wednesday 15th February.
This will not be permanent but will give a bit of time to find a new venue we can call home. If anyone has any contact or ideas please contact me or Jenny Rickards.
This does however give a great opportunity for some of our new Bayside members to come along and meet some of their fellow sculptors. It would also be great to see some of our longstanding members who have been unable to come for a while due to the distance to travel. I also hope this will not deter members living near our previous meeting rooms from joining us. I have not organised a speaker but being the first meeting we can just socialise. Please bring some work to talk about, some handy hints or interesting photos articles or books. These evenings have been a great success in the past and good fun.
I would also be pleased for any suggestions re: Speakers demonstrations or outings for the coming year
Happy New Year to You all…. Gillian Govan..ex-Activities coordinator – 0412 122 884
We are starting up an art gallery and sculpture park just outside Daylesford in March 2012 and were wanting to know if you have any of your members who wanted to display their works. Our Gallery Sculpture park and Café is set in the grounds of an 1861 primary school in Glenlyon. The grounds offer beautiful 100 year old elm trees and gardens as well as the original school building. Glenlyon is 8km from Daylesford and 12 km from Piper Street Kyneton, it is a small vibrant country town with a general store and the soon to be Old School Gallery & Café, we will also be a licensed premises. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBITION UPDATE: The 1st prize for this year has just been approved by our TVTA committee: 1st PRIZE will be $10,000; Entry closes 1st February 2012
Please submit digital images saved as JPEGs of 300 dpi, over 1 MB in size, and able to be opened in PC format.
Beyond the Bend: Pilbara Jade on Granite
A ninth annual exhibition of ice sculptures, with a circus theme, in the Northern German city of Roevershagen. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-21/a-circus-of-ice/3741792
Exhibition of contemporary art and culture in China: near Guilin: sculpture park opened in 2006. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/late-night-live-summer-china-2-sculpture-park/3655804
RAVEN RAVEN is a magnificent replica wooden ship, constructed in Bushfield, near Warrnambool in South Western Victoria: www.madeiraship.com/ship