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.

Opportunities, Exhibitions and Commissions

This month's collection of opportunities is as wide ranging as ever... but as well as looking here you should keep an eye on Art Almanac just in case. Mainly of course think about the Annual Exhibition - we are looking forward to seeing your work.
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Entries are due 1st July. Size up to 80cm in any direction.
Entry instructions and info at sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au   
Prizes total $19,000.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.
Prizes include £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition, publication in the Art Prize Annual, Future Now and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (311,000 readership).
To date, the Aesthetica Art Prize has supported a wealth of artists who have progressed their careers since their exposure through the Award, including gaining exhibitions in the UK and internationally.
We would really like artists around the world to know about this opportunity. If you could share this news at Association of Sculptors of Victoria that would be fantastic, and your help would be greatly appreciated.
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. Now in its ninth year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.
Prizes include:
· £5,000 Main Prize Winner, courtesy of Hiscox
· Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
· Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
· Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
· £250 art supplies vouchers, courtesy of Winsor & Newton
· A selection of art publications from Prestel Books
Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.
Submissions close 31 August 2016. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/enter
Submit your art to the @AestheticaMag #ArtPrize2016 Prizes incl. #exhibition #publication & more. Deadline 31 Aug aestheti.cc/ehcg4
Cassandra Weston
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
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01144 1904 629 137 from USA and Canada
I have a solo exhibition on at DiMase Architects Shop window until 3 May. Attached in an invitation and a link to Australian Design Review which has an article about DiMase’s practice and his support of local artists.
Some great recognition for DiMase shopfront exhibition series.
Antony has a slot available in July for any one who is interested in putting their work into his "exhibition" space. The space will take about 6 smallish works. Please contact me for more details.


The Australian National Brooch Show 2016

The Australian National Brooch Show is an initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS).

This is the Ninth time we have held our exhibition of small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists. By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist’s have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post.

This year is the sixth year the exhibition has "gone on tour" to two venues in inner Melbourne:

South Yarra: showing 2 June - 30 July 2016

Fitzroy: showing 3 August - 29 September 2016

Entry is $5 per work. And entry is FREE for current CAS Members!

Entry deadline: Return completed entry forms, correct payment and your works, by FRIDAY 20 May 2016.

All entries to be sent by Australia Post. Entry fees can be paid by PayPal (on our website) / cheque / money order / credit card / EFT.

Each artist can enter up to 4 Brooches (small wearable artworks) - see the ENTRY CONDITIONS on www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au Any further questions? See website for the Brooch Show FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 



5 - 20 NOVEMBER 2016

The Toolangi Sculpture Trail was created in November 1996 by artists from the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, working with materials found in the Toolangi Forest.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this unique undertaking, Victorian artists are invited to submit applications for a 2-week residency in the Toolangi State Forest, producing site specific sculpture from materials found in the forest which will be gifted to the people of Victoria.
Concerns relating to the forests of the world are elevated today and highlight the importance of this residency.

Selection Panel
Maudie Palmer AO: Eminent Curator of Australian Art
Rob Haysom: Hon Associate Professor, Arts Faculty, Deakin University
Savaad Felich: Art Curator, Sculptor

Key Dates
20 May – Applications close
24 June - All artists will be notified
5-20 November, 2016 – Residency period
Further information
Sharon Plummer: President, Toolangi Sculpture Trail Group. M: 0400 949 745
Karena Goldfinch: 0428 352 822

E: toolangisculpturetrail@gmail.com
Entry form can be found on the website: http://www.toolangisculpture.com/
Acknowledgement TsT2016 acknowledges & respects the Taungurung & Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of this land since time immemorial. We are learning that the land is not ours to own, but to look after & that if we listen, we may hear in it the calling of the eternal Spirit. Responding to this call, we commit ourselves to work for justice, reconciliation & care of the earth.

Sharon Plummer
Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016
0400 949 745
The Neerim District Progress Association Inc. is calling for entries to the 2016

Up to $10,000 is available to purchase one or more sculptural pieces reflecting the theme of ‘’Inspired by Birds’’, to develop a collection of public art for installation in the township of Neerim South.

download the Entry Form & Conditions of Entry or for more information see: www.neerimbower.com.au

or contact the coordinators:
Christine Cochran or Keith Graham at: acquisition@neerimbower.com.au

Important dates:
Neerim District Community Bank® Art Prize –
Applications forms available NOW
Applications Close Sunday 31st July
Finalists notified Monday 15th August
Delivery of artworks Monday 9th – Thursday 12th October
Notification of Acquisition Friday 14th October
Official Announcement Sunday 23rd October - Neerim Bower Arts Festival
Exhibition dates 14th October to 6th November
Neerim District: http://www.neerimdistrict.com.au
Neerim Bower: http://www.neerimbower.com.au

Mark Long - Secretary, Neerim District Progress Association Inc. 
ABN 48 119 223 546

Expressions of interest are invited for the Destination Rosebud – Gateway Sculpture commission, Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The artist will design, fabricate and install a landmark public art work comprising two elements that mark the western and eastern entrances to Rosebud.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to submit bold, contemporary and innovative concepts for a public art work connecting Rosebud with its history.

Artist brief and Expressions of Interest: 2133 documents can be downloaded from Mornington Peninsula Shire website: http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Our_Shire/Tenders/Tender_Listing

Closing: 19 May 2016, 3pm

The Destination Rosebud project is supported by the Victorian Government.
The expressions of interest callout is national.


Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 now open!
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi which is being held from 20 October - 6 November 2016.

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