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.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

Andrew Kasper's "Tranquility" image Mark Cowie
The fifth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize opened on 13th September with the exhibition of sculpture by 25 finalists.  Included in the number of high-profile sculptors are 15 ASV members exhibiting their works in a unique and abundantly colourful landscape (until 9th October).

Andrew Kasper's "Tranquility" image John Bishop
This year’s judges – the Tesselaar family had a very difficult task in undertaking their judging responsibilities prior to the opening of the Tulip Festival.  After considerable deliberation, the $10,000 acquisitive prize was awarded to Andrew Kasper for his Corten steel work, ‘Tranquillity’. The viewing public are sure to be as amazed and impressed as I was at the flights of invention and highly-skilled sculptures each artist has made visible in their works.  All exhibiting finalists are to be congratulated.

Mark Cowie
Curator, Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

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