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.

News and Opportunities

There are at least ten items in this section, so there's something for everyone - read on!

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Prize for Sculpture Commentary Named after Australia's leading sculpture critic, Ken Scarlett, the $5000 prize hopes to promote critical engagement with the artform by inviting professional and amateur critics, artists and writers to review sculpture exhibitions or public art...
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Exhibition Opportunity 
We recently received this email. Members should investigate this opportunity for themselves We have recently purchased Yuulong Lavender Estate 15min from Ballarat Victoria and are looking for artists who would like to exhibit their work at this well known tourist location. We are upgrading the gardens and cafe at present and will re-open in August. The gardens would lend themselves nicely to show off your artists pieces either for show and recognition or for sale with no added commission or fees from us. If you have any artists that would like to take advantage of this offer please let me know. 
Thanks 
Tony Jury Director 
Wild Purple Gecko Pty Ltd 043 459 4641 

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Jindevic sculpture 
The full report will be in the next newsletter.
However here is an image of the winning work courtesy of Laurie Collins.  This year prize money increased dramatically with sponsorship from Warragul Rotary club who offered an acquisitive prize.of $5000 and also Mawarra offered an acquisitive prize of $1500 to support the Jindivick Community Garden..The Rotary prize was won by Don Barrett of Modella for his concrete sculpture called “Termite Mounds” which will now find a home in Rotary Park in Warragul

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The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has opened the call for entries for the 13th annual Prize. The Prize awards a total of $13,000 to winning artists in the categories of: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize ($10,000, an acquisitive award); The Special Commendation ($2,000, non-acquisitive); and The Viewers’ Choice ($1,000, non-acquisitive). Nick Mitzevich, respected curator and Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, will judge the 2013 Prize alongside Professor Ian Howard from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. Further details on how to enter and a full entry form can be found online at http://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/ Entries close for pre-selection at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 26 July 2013. The finalists will be announced in August 2013 with a free public exhibition to be presented from 26 October until 10 November 2013 at the Woollahra Council Chambers. For any further queries please contact Jo Jansyn on 02 9391 7135

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Prize for Sculpture Commentary Named after Australia's leading sculpture critic, Ken Scarlett, the $5000 prize hopes to promote critical engagement with the artform by inviting professional and amateur critics, artists and writers to review sculpture exhibitions or public art...
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Footscray to Deer Park Rail ldentity Project Artists wishing to be considered for several public artworks for this project should contact clare.mccracken@rmit.edu.au For more info on the rail link www.regionalraillink.vic.gov.au/about/overview
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Artist's Moral Rights This article deals with a situation where a site specific work has been removed from its site with inadequate discussion with artist. http://mobile.news.com.au/national-news/south-australia/artist-greg-johns-upset-as-gawler-place-sculpture-placed-on-market/story-fnii5yv4-1226668460525
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There was an article in the Eastern Riverina Chronicle concerning the Lockart Sculpture Prize. The organizers have found it better to offer a non-acqcisitive prize since the $10,000 did not cover the actual value of sculpture on display. “We found some of the artists were not entering because if they won the prize, then it meant their sculpture was sold for $10,000 and some of the sculptures (are worth more) ...

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Chinese Master Sculptor Mr.Xu Hongfei and his team cordially invite you to the official opening for Xu Hongfei’s
2013 International Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date: Friday, 5th July 2013

Time: Opening 11:00am to 12:00pm

Canap├ęs will be served after opening

Outdoor Venue: Federation Square

RSVP

Swanston St Forecourt & St Paul court Opposite Flinders Street Station

RSVP: Kindly RSVP by 3nd July 2013,

Mrs. Nancy Liu, Exhibition Curator Telephone: 02-92830703 Mob: 0449 098 038 Email: nancy.marketlink@gmail.com

SBS story on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTOJ7-F8qsE

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