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Member's News

In this story there is news from
Janice McCarthy and Anne Anderson
Paul Smits
Rudi Jass
Mary van den Broek
Damian Vick
Jenny Rickards
and Laurie Collins

Have you ever been to the western suburbs (Williamstown, Newport, Altona)?

Now you have a reason, and do extend this invitation to others - there are some great pubs and cafes in these areas.

Anne Anderson and I have approximately 40 works in the Hobsons Bay Civic Foyer - open office hours Mon to Fri. The exhibition ends 3 May.

Many other artists are also exhibiting in various locations - see the Booklet below for previews and details.

Another exhibition commencing Monday 22 April is Flemington’s 2013 La PasseggArta Art in Windows Exhibition.

Featuring businesses along Racecourse Road and the very popular Pin Oak Crescent until 22 May.

My work for this exhibition is just beyond the main shopping strip at Ascot Saddlery, 540 Racecourse Road, conveniently located opposite the entrance to Flemington Racecourse (very fitting for a horse head).

Additionally there is a progressive, ever changing exhibition - currently involving 12 sculptors at Vere’s "Inspired" Exhibition at Shop 17, 427-455 Hampton Street, Hampton

Feedback, either positive or negative, from visitors would be most welcome!

as well as all this.......The Toorak show kicks off this Friday night at 6pm. You are welcome to come to the opening, or at any other time to view over 90 sculptures until 12 June.

Janice Mob: 0417 703 923


Paul Smits
I will be showcasing some new work at the Burrinja cultural centre from the 12th of May to the 16th of June. The show will present a series of bronze sculptures inspired by old world customs and mythology.

Paul Smits

Show info:
Date: 2th of May - 16th June 2013
Where: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Jarmbi Gallery.
Address: Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey VIC 3158
Phone: 9754 8723
Open Tuesday to Sunday
10.30am to 4.00pm


Rudi's work at St Kevins

Rudi Jass has just completed installing a work at St Kevin’s College.
Mary van den Broek has sent us the program for the "Sculpture : Space and Place" At the NGA running May, 10 to12th. It includes an exhibition of drawings, photographs and maquettes by Wolfgang Buttress, speakers including Vivien Lovell, Founder/Director Modus Operandi London (UK), Patricia Piccinini: Centenary of Canberra commission media launch, Simon Elliott, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Educational Services, NGA, Emeritus Professor David Williams AM, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, The Australian National University, Katie Russell, Head, Learning and Access, NGA Robyn Archer, AO, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Magdalene Keaney, Director, Gallery of Australian Design Michael Hedger, Director, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Corbett Lyon - Lyon house museum, Alistair Riddell, artist, Siuli Tan, Assistant Director and Curator, Singapore Art Museum. And a further fair mix of academics and practicing artists.
Sessions cover topics such as Commissioning, Spectacle and Innovation, Light, Place, Space and Nature, Interior and Memorial Space.

From Damian Vick:
Damian Vick "Moment"
Moment Has Arrived!

It has taken ten months of focus, sacrifice and sweat, but at long last I am thrilled to announce that my most significant project to date, ‘Moment’ has been permanently installed at 152 Sturt St. South Melbourne.

Measuring 7 meters in diameter and projecting 2.4 meters off the wall, this 3 tonne creation has been as challenging as it has been rewarding.

With the structure assembled and firmly attached to the wall, I am now in the final stages of programming the 18 spotlights installed inside the work. With the switch due to be turned on at the end of next week I will soon provide footage of the sculpture in its final state, as well as a timelapse film that shows exactly what I have been doing for the last year.
Damian Vick "Moment"
This project would not have been possible without the services, efforts and advice of many people including:
My clients.
 LAS Group and PGA Management.
 My Providers.
AG Holding - Laser cutting.
Geelong Galvanising.
Kingfield Galvanising.
Illusions Australia. - Installation
The Urban Sparrow - Photography
BM Civil Engineering
Daniel Giffin - Lighting
My Talented Team.
Brez, Anton, Nathaniel, Catharina, Tom, Morgan, Stephen, Gary & Chris.
Fundere Studios. - My tolerant and generous studio mates.
Damian goes on to thank his close family and partner.

Glenferrie Road Street Festival 21st April

It was late notice for ASV participation in the Glenferrie Road Street Festival - and with a couple of days to go I finally figured a format for such an event. In a street festival a static display of work is a tough call - all the delivery, set up and dismantling issues on the one day - just too much trouble for unlikely sales - just the possibility of publicity.

So I opted for a demonstration of wood carving. Monica helped by bringing me a card table on which we had some literature and images and the digital photo frame that I didn’t get to work.

The results? Well first and foremost was establishing a relationship with the Glenferrie Shopping Centre Association, then meeting all those interesting people and promoting both the ASV and my own work. It was fun and I recommend other sculptors take up such opportunities.
Jenny Rickards


Jindivick Sculpture Show 2013

Dates: May 11th to 26th 2013
Where: Jindivick, West Gippsland, Victoria. (about 15 kilometres north of Warragul).
The 2013 Jindivick Sculpture Show will feature not one, but two acquisition awards, with a total prize pool of $7500. This makes it probably the largest sculpture award in Gippsland and represents a significant development in this annual show. Entries will be displayed throughout the village of Jindivick in cafĂ©’s, restaurants, the gallery and the garden centre, and will provide a great incentive to visit and spend some time in the delightful township.
The acquisition awards are:
Warragul Rotary Award, with a value of $5000, and the winning entry being permanently installed in Rotary Park, Warragul.
The Mawarra Jindivick Sculpture Award, with a value of $1500, and the winning entry being permanently installed in the Jindivick Community Garden, Jindivick.
Other prizes are for the best use of Natural/Traditional Materials ($500), and for the best use of New/Unusual Materials ($500).
Entries are open to Sculptors from all over, and the theme in common with the ‘Gippsland, be inspired’ Festival is ‘Space’.
Further details can be obtained from Laurie Collins on (03) 56285224 or Graham Duell on (03) 5626 7237. and http://creativegippsland.com.au/event/jindivick-sculpture-show


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