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.

Seasons Greetings from our new Vice President

As the new Vice President I will endeavour to do my best at assisting the ASV President and Committee in the smooth running and promotion of the ASV.

It was a sad moment seeing Gillian (leader of the pack) step down from being President. She still remains an integral part of our amazing committee and will continue giving us support.

Diary Dates

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street carpark. We’ll start at 7:30pm

13 to 28 January Herring Island Exhibition weekends only
9 February entries close MIFGS 2018


We look forward to some inspirational meetings in 2018 - plus a few outings. Watch for more information in the newsletter.





Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2018

Printed invitations will be available
as soon as pick up can be arranged
The next time we see each other the Herring Island exhibition will be in full swing.

MIFGS Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition 2018

The 2018 MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition will run from Wednesday, 21st March to Sunday, 25th March.

ASV invites sculptors to submit work in any/all of three different prize categories of work:

Section 1: Courtyard (smaller than 1 metre in any direction)
Section 2: Garden (between 1 and 2 metres)
Section 3: Estate (larger than 2 metres)

Matt Hill's "Ellie and Billy"
won the 2017 Peoples Choice Award

 

Matthew 25

Many of you will have seen Tim Schmalz’s sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man wrapped in a blanket on park bench. Castings have been installed in cities including Glasgow but not London. Tim named the statue Matthew 25, in reference to a quote from that gospel -

"Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me."

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-42256546 is one article on the work.

The News, Exhibitions to see and enter....

In spite of it being the end of the year there is plenty going on - to enter to see - it's all happening - read on...

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NGV TRIENNIAL UNTIL 15 APR 18
NGV INTERNATIONAL FREE ENTRY

Could someone please visit the NGV in the next month or so and give us a report on the first Triennial.

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A4 Art Australia is an exhibition of A4-sized artworks, hence the title.

Welcome to new member

Welcome to new member
Robert Ringrose
we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in ASV exhibitions

ASV History

We did put this article out last month - but it bears repeating - in the intervening weeks the committee has needed a History to take to publicity meetings, think about grant applications and talk about in general - what we have is too bald, too scanty and too BORING! We do have as interesting and colourful past as any arts organisation and we all stand to learn from it. Anyone who want to help with the history project - please get in touch with a committee member.

From Elnaz - our Instagram and Social Media Guru

Elnaz on Instagram as elnazceramics
Until we have a new president we’ll publish articles from different members of the committee each month.

Going alone you can go faster, going with others you can go further

These days with all new devices and technologies we need to think differently.
Lets use them, artists don’t have to wait to die to become famous and they don’t have to die poor.

Diary Dates

Remembering that our best resources are our own members you can look forward to the next few months. We’ll meet in the community meeting rooms of the Ashburton Baptist Church. Enter the building from the Marquis Street carpark. We’ll start at 7:30pm

13 to 28 January Herring Island Exhibition weekends only

9 February entries close MIFGS 2018

We look forward to some inspirational meetings in 2018 - plus a few outings. Watch for more information in the newsletter.

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2018

Reprieve! Time is a fluid thing and I have been reminded that we decided to close entries to exhibitons on a Monday rather than a Friday - does this work for you? In the case of this exhibiton -= a big thank you for those sculptors who have their entries in already - you have seen the system through some exciting times - now we have lovely acknowledgements sent out and you’ll know what you have entered.

MIFGS Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition 2018



"Leda" Jenny Whiteside winner Carved Work Section 2017
This year’s MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition will run from Wednesday, 21st March to Sunday, 25th March.

ASV invites sculptors to submit work in any/all of three different prize categories of work:

ASV Christmas Party

It rained a little but nature put on a great show of clouds over the ranges at Yarra Glen. In no way dampened our spirits and although only a few gathered for our christmas party it was a friendly happy time with lovely wine and food and conversation. Sincere thanks to Marg and Don Carey who worked so hard to make the garden, tennis court and pool so pristine. Thank you once again for opening your house. You are lovely people. We were sorry the numbers were down but it is such a busy time of year so whatever you were doing we wish you happy times and a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
 Gillian

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

The exhibition was over so quickly that many people missed it - not only that but there were a great number of other events competing for our attention in Federation Square. Fortunately We have been sent the images of the winning works and the media release. You can read most of it here http://www.melbourneprize.org/index.html

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture Winner_ Daniel von Sturmer
The winner of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017, one of Australia’s most valuable arts prizes, was announced tonight at a special awards ceremony.

The winner of the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture is Daniel von Sturmer for his work Electric Light – a light based installation visible nightly from 8.30pm at Federation Square.

News, Exhibitions to Enter plus....

Don't miss any of this section as there are some opportunities here:
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Toorak Sculpture Exhibition


Hi everyone we invite you to enter the 2018 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. We are now Calling for Entries closing 1st February 2018.

History for the ASV

Melanie Guile spoke to us at the AGM - to get the flavour, enthusiasm and expertise of her talk you just had to be there - but here is the gist of her talk.

Post from Betty Knight

Betty Knight sent a great email with some funny images - I finally tracked down the site: http://lenta.lol/20-people-who-know-how-to-pose-with-sculptures/ it's worth checking out!