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.

All Sorts of News

When I counted there were twenty two news items here - to keep you busy sorting the exhibitions to enter from the ones to see... and more... enjoy.
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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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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.

Please see the Entry Form that needs to be printed, filled in & posted back to me along with a good photo of each sculpture & artist statement. Please read the instructions - email me 1 LOW-RES image of the work for use on website if selected - must be labelled with your name & title. Call me if at all unsure about this please. All details are on our website: http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/index.php?page=sculpture  

Please note that Calling for Entry closes 1st February 2018 

Thanks
Tracey Cammock
Mobile: 0455 0455 45
tracey@toorakvillage.com.au

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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 Exhibition included a workshop - there’s something to think about! You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture


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Eddington Sculpture Show

Michael Meszaros has just received a package of entry forms for the Eddington sculpture show at Berwick.

We got notice of this last year too.
Entries are due by Feb 14th.
Entries can be done online or by post.
Entry forms and online entry are at provenance@tpg.com.au
Provenance Artists Studio, 20 Toptani Drive, Narre Warren South 3085

Contact is Jamon Brewer, 0499 382454 or jamon.b@hotmail.com
All details on www.artshowsofoz.com
Michael also has a few entry forms at his studio.

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Point Leo Estate has opened a winery and sculpture park https://www.ptleoestate.com.au/sculpture-park/ . There have been numerous comments in the press and this one appears well worth a visit.

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We are now on the mailing list for the Gold Coast Art News Flash - an 18 page newsletter. Your editor has been slack and not gone through it for items to interest you - I could stand a helper for this perhaps? Some months the newsletter would be a better offering with some editorial assistance - think about it for perhaps a little longer than it took to decide you couldn’t help in November

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ARTPark Australia is now open and concludes mid March,2018.

Please follow the link via www.artpark.com.au to view the current exhibition in-situ at Woolloomooloo Wharf, Concourse Level 2, Finger Wharf and Terraces.
This summer exhibition on the Iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf is a destination point for art, dining, and leisure.
Exhibition dates October to March 2018.
Sculpture details on application at www.artpark.com.au
Art catalogue on link: Album
Sculpture on the Wharf 2017-18
Phone ArtPark Australia 1800646131

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Expressions of Interest sought: M~M2018 Canoe Artist
Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk,
Seeks Lead Artist for a Major Ephemeral Sculpture COMMISSION $20,000. Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk M~M2018 is now calling for artists to submit an Expression of Interest for a major $20,000 Australian Ephemeral Sculpture Commission Canoe.

As one of the unique ephemeral sculpture commissions now offered in Australia, Canoe will be the lead processional artwork of M~M2018 – Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk, an 80 kilometre biennial journey of discovery over two days (4 to 5 May 2018).more information: http://www.mountaintomouth.com.au/news/2015/9/21/expressions-of-interest-mm2018-canoe-artist

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JamFactory presents a $20,000 biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists.


ENTRIES OPEN: 1 FEB ENTRIES CLOSE: 16 MAR
See more on
http://www.fuseglassprize.com/



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Sarah Brennan, Chairperson & Melinda Martin, Director, together with the board of Linden New Art

Invite you to the opening of
Nicole Newman > Genaivisheh Shtiklech (tricky pieces)
To be officially opened by Leah Justin, Justin Art House Museum on Thursday 22 February 2018 6pm to 8pm
at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
RSVP essential to
gallery@lindenarts.org by 8 February 2018


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NAVA: In Conversation is our fortnightly podcast series exploring the critical issues and ideas within our sector with artists, curators and organisations. Below are some recent episodes featuring key exhibitions and events in Australia including the Pipilotti Rist exhibition at MCA in Sydney, Next Wave Festival in Melbourne and Hobiennale in Tasmania.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to stay up to date on contemporary art practice around Australia. The link is here https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/nava-in-conversation/id1170361044?mt=2 and I think there is a way for Android users to download too.... yes I pick it up with Pocket Casts on my Android phone.

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A4 Art Australia is an exhibition of A4-sized artworks, hence the title. This exhibition showcases A4-sized artworks by both established and emerging contemporary artists and offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art at low entry cost. By having a theme of A4 sized artworks, artists from all over Australia have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. All 2D artworks will be framed for the exhibition (see conditions) and entry is only $12 per artwork. All exhibited artworks will be photographed and exhibited on the CAS website.

Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to four (4) A4-sized artworks for the exhibition.
Note: Both 2D & 3D works may be submitted.
See http://contemporaryartsociety.org.au for ALL DETAILS, conditions of entry & online entry form.

NOTE: Deadline for receipt of entries: Friday 23 February 2018. Part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

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Hello, my name is Susan Bell and I am on the organising committee of the inaugural Cavendish Red Gum Festival to be held on April 13th - 15th this year. One part of our celebration of these iconic trees is a sculpture exhibition. Our website gives all details of the festival activities and information on entries of artwork/sculpture. Our website is : www.cavendishredgumfestival.com Kind Regards, Susan Bell

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We’ve also been contacted by Dawn Robinson regarding exhibiting at Brest Winery through Bakery Lane Gallery. https://bakerylanegallery.wordpress.com/

Sculptors are advised to investigate these opportunities for themselves.

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Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron 2018 Easter Art Show

Opportunity for late entries to this exhibition now available. The Art Show Opening will be held on Friday 30 March from 7 – 9.30pm. We will then be open Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st April from 10am – 5pm and on Monday 2nd April from 10am – 2pm. For details please contact: Andrea Devereux andpau@bigpond.com


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Here’s something to cool off with: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-04/worlds-largest-ice-city-rises-in-china-for-annual-festival/9288880 

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Hello friends, colleagues, and associates,
This year I created game (app for tablets) to help kids learn country names and locations. It’s called GeoFrog and went live on the AppStores this week, I’m quite proud of it:
· itunes.apple.com/us/app/geofrog/id1305535512?ls=1&mt=8
· play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GeoFrog.sample&hl=en
I hope you don’t mind me reaching out for a little assistance to get the word out. If you’re able to download/review/share/comment/like/forward (whatever you’re comfortable with) to friends/family who have kids, that would be a great help and I’d be deeply thankful. 

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Mark Holdsworth put out an interesting post: https://melbourneartcritic.com/2018/01/04/habitat-filter-in-southbank/  - just to keep up with what is going on in melbourne....

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And then there’s this - which I missed... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-08/arboria-blow-up-art-takes-over-federation-square/9310768 

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Maria Becker in Mt Waverley who has a small wrought iron gate and small balustrade she wants to give away to a sculptor, if anyone wants it. It is probably only good as a source of material.

Her phone no is 9807 9945.

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Tuition
‘Professional sculptor of 22 years Anna Meszaros is offering tuition in sculpture at her studio in West Brunswick.
Wax, clay and plasteceine modelling in 3D and bas relief. Preparation for and finishing of bronze castings if desired.
Individual rates; $40 per hour with rates declining for groups.
Trained with Michael Meszaros.’
Ph; 0412182782
Email: annanutha1@hotmail.com

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Sculpture Plinths for your work
Hi my name is jordan fedke I am the owner of "Destroyer Props" I make Costumes and Props for Film and Cosplayers and I also make plinths for Sculptors my prices are: $150 for the 40x40x100cm, $120 for 35x35x90cm, $90 30x30x75cm . Custom orders may vary. If you are interested my email is Destroyerprops@gmail.com or if you wish you can call me on 0448 243 743. Looking forward to working with you all

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