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.

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There is a lot happening around Victorian sculpture - and these are just the things that we know about... let us know of more.....

Meridian Sculpture Foundry is offering workshops in wax working and bronze casting - you can see their program here: http://meridiansculpture.com/sculpture-modelling-workshops/ It’s worth noting that Meridian’s prizes at this year’s Annual Exhibiton include a workshop - there’s something to think about! You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture


2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The 2017 Call for Entries is now open for the 17th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Artists are invited to present images of their proposed or completed original and freestanding sculptures. The submitted art works must also be non-site specific, three-dimensional and constructed of durable materials up to 80cm in any dimension.

Total prize money for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has increased this year from $19,000 to $24,000, awarded across four categories: the main Acquisitive award ($20,000); Special Commendation award ($2,000); Viewers’ Choice award ($1,000); and Mayor’s Award ($1,000).

Last year we received 614 entries from national and international artists. A total of 46 finalists’ works were exhibited, with the main award going Sydney artist Todd Robinson for his work, Psychic Staircase, 

Further information and on-line entry facilities can be found here: http://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/2017

Entries close on Friday 7 July 2017


The Deakin Small Sculpture Prize

will be opened on Tuesday 6 June at 6pm.
RSVP 2nd June on 03 9244 5355 or artgallery@deakin.edu.au
Show is open from 7th June, Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, until 14th July.


Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

We are writing to invite you to submit an application for the 21st exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi which is being held from 19 October - 5 November 2017. For all information about applying, including links to our Terms & Conditions, head to the Bondi Artist Submissions page on our website.


Creative Victoria

Help us shape Creators Fund - a new funding program for artists and creatives. Survey closes Tue 30 May. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CreatorsFund

 Calling All Artists And Curators: Opportunity To Exhibit In 2017

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery are now taking applications from artists/groups who wish to rent and sit the gallery to exhibit as part of the 2017 Exhibition Program. 2 or 3 week exhibitions available.
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East. Vic 3123
T: 03 9882 5553

Something special is happening at Half Moon Bay Life Saving Club over winter..

Bron has teamed up with local artist Emma Garza Lopez to run four fabulous 5 week Sunday arvo art making courses on the beach and in the clubrooms recycling debris collected from the beach over summer. The club has received a Sustainability Vic Grant thanks to the great work by clubmember Lucy Allinson and along with the generous support of Life Saving Vic, Marine Care and Bayside Council it is going to be AWESOME!

The wonderful patrol volunteers put in much appreciated extra time during their patrols to collect rubbish for this event.

Please go to the Club Website for all the details.. click on the Nippers Page.


Lorne Sculpture Biennial 2018 Launch

Curator, Lara Nicholls, spoke to a packed house at Qdos on Easter Sunday and officially launched the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale,

Some of the selected artists:  Sonia Payes, Jock Clutterbuck, Aly and Balthasar Indemühle, whose transformative light work was shown at Sydney’s 2016 Vivid Festival, Shirin Abedinirad, an Iranian artist, John Kelly, Pedro Pires, Marcus Tatton, Margaret Worth, who is a pioneer of geometric abstraction in Australia


Entries closed on 17 May 2017

The prize had an immensely strong result this year, with the number of entries growing since we last ran the Prize in 2014. The 2017 finalists in all categories will be announced on June 14 at www.melbourneprize.org, along with the opening of public voting for a finalist to win the Civic Choice Award 2017. Voters will have a chance to win an overnight stay at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins - Melbourne’s hotel for the arts. A big thank you to Victorian sculptors and the sector for generously supporting the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 & Awards. Keep an eye on our website for all announcements as we progress this year.

Simon Warrender Executive Director & Founder Melbourne Prize Trust

Ice Carving 

I thought some of your members might be interested in participating in this, hands on, 2 day Workshop .
Thanks, Glenn Smith
info@icedesigns.com.au www.icedesigns.com.au www.icedesignsmelbourne.com.au

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