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.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2015 - 600 Bourke Street Melbourne

Life is frantic for the Annual Exhibition team - Gillian is pulling everything together - and only she knows how big EVERYTHING is!
Jackie and Bronwyn are flying about on publicity, Jan came back from overseas and flung himself into the fray, John Ride has kept the record straight on the dollars - What! You didn’t renew your membership? Well he knows (where you are) and will call soon.... the back room is steamy with data.... we are hard at it and the sculptors out there are painting plinths, finishing work and polishing artist’s statements - so here’s a clip of inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8a0sXFllJY
The invitations will be ready soon - so - exhibiting or not -


See you there 600 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Tough news from Gavin Roberts....
"my workshop robbed in the weekend and stolen was my anvil, my radial arm saw, my cut off saw along with other bits and pieces so am picking up the scraps and trying to get things back in order. I honestly do not feel I am in a position to finish the works I have committed to and am very disappointed indeed. .... Also if someone has an 30kg plus Anvil (unused) I would be interested in buying one (quite hard to come by, never know someone may be able to buy mine back at a Melbourne market)"

We may see some of his smaller works at the Annual Exhibiton - Gillian is trying to find help... contact Gavin 04 19 32 32 19 or Gillian 9579 1221

 External Judge for the ADFAS- Andor Meszaros Sculpture Prize
Last month we attempted to give you some back ground information on our opener Andrew Rogers and external judge Graeme Wilkie. Unfortunately we didn’t have complete informatino at the time of publishing - so here is an article on Graeme Wilkie to fill in some gaps:

Graeme Wilkie’s career began in 1972 as assistant to the late Doug Alexander in Victoria.

He worked with David Eeles at Mosterton Pottery in the UK in 1973, with Harry Davis in Izcuchaca, Peru in 1979 and ‘started thinking sculpturally’ whilst working with Joan Campbell in Perth in 1982.

He assisted Hikaro Shimamura building a Bizen kiln in Victoria in 1983. Wilkie established Qdos Arts (www.qdosarts.com) in Lorne, Victoria in 1989 and has since curated some 340 visual art exhibitions there.

He founded the Lorne Sculpture Biennale in 2007 and it is now a national sculptural event.



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