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.

News and Alerts

As usual we've packed lots of different stories in here - be sure to read them all....

Meridian Sculpture Foundry is offering workshops in wax working and bronze casting - you can see their program here: http://meridiansculpture.com/sculpture-modelling-workshops/ You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture




We can attend the private viewing on Saturday 12th May from 3 - 5pm and the Principal of Messums Wiltshire, Mr Johnny Wiltshire will be there to answer any questions. He asked me to extend invitations to the ASV and friends etc. The exhibition will be running for an extended time, if some are not able to attend at the private viewing. Laurence’s figurative work is very interesting and in demand, and obviously has taken much organisation to get his works out here safely.
Elly Buckley

Nominations are currently open for the CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize.

This prize is for a performance, exhibition, project or specific policy development relating to any/all Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) fields. The more creative and unique the better - a Distinctive Work can be many things - just ask us! Sponsored by Routledge, the finalist will be awarded a $3,500 cash prize and recognition from our esteemed Distinctive Work jury.

Please note there is no nomination fee, and nominations are open to anyone, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria. We accept both self-nominations and nominations on behalf of someone else so feel free to forward this to your relevant contacts or print out the posters to put on your noticeboards.

Nominating is simple! Follow these 5 steps to nominate yourself, a colleague, friend or a member of the community:

- Download and fill out the attached application form or fill out the online form on our website

- Send us the nominated work electronically or via post

- Receive email confirmation of application within 2 - 4 working days

- If sending via regular mail, don’t forget to send us five copies of your application form, the nominated work (including books) and any supporting materials (i.e. reviews, programs, impact assessments) to the address provided below

- Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and sit tight until applications close. We will be posting regular updates on our social media channels about our shortlisting process.

Please feel free to contact me via phone (03 9925 3852) or email if you would like to discuss this further, I am more than happy to answer any questions or provide you with any additional information.

Kindly note nominations will close on 2 July 5pm (AEST) and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early. Check out our website for all the guidelines: www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes/


There’s an expression of interest process for a project at Falls Creek - more information here; http://www.creativefoyer.com.au/jobs/6619/Falls+Creek+Resort+announces+Major+Public+Art+Commission


BOAA Tickets are now on sale!!

BOAA is taking place from 21 Sep - 6 Nov 2018 will a full program of exhibitions, events and happenings.

Get your Early bird tickets before 30 April and go into the draw for a $5,000 voucher to spend on art during BOAA. A great way to start a collection and support Australian artists.

Visit www.boaa.net.au/tickets  for all the details.



At the Opening of the exhibition FRAMING NATURE, the Board of Trustees announced the new Director at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery is distinguished Curator Lisa Byrne.

Lisa Byrne has an impressive and varied career in the arts sector as a director/ curator in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT across local, state and national arts organisations. She has held significant curatorial roles in both research and practice at Monash and RMIT Universities and leadership roles in several contemporary arts organisations in Australia, such as the Australian Centre for Photography and Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Lisa was closely involved in the development of the arts and culture programme for Realm, a library learning and cultural centre in the newly redeveloped Ringwood Town Square. As Curator for the Maroondah City Council she was responsible for its art collection where she successfully negotiated several major cultural gift donations by leading Australian artists.

In welcoming Lisa Byrne the Board of Trustees at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery also paid tribute to the vital transition work of Strategic Manager, Maudie Palmer AO.

Maudie was saluted and thanked for her careful review of McClelland’s operations and outreach this year, and her energy in leading the organization. Maudie’s legacy will be the new Education Pavilion due to open in 2018.

Applications for the $250,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission 2018 are open to all from 23 March 2018 to 15 June 2018. The recipient of the commission will be announced in July 2018 and it is envisaged the work will be completed by the end of July 2019.


Our own Bronwyn Lewis is running Beginners ADULT POTTERY Class (6 Weeks) Mondays 10.30-12pm 30th April - 4th June $295
*All inclusive clay, tools, materials, tuition, smocks, glazes & firings. Coffee/tea & biscuit. Email - bronsart61@gmail.com Call - 0409113577

Sculpture Network (Europe)

Last year I met with the Sculpture Network (www.sculpture-network.org  - a leading platform for three -dimensional art) whilst they were visiting here in Sydney and Melbourne. The ASV is taking up an offer of a lifetime membership of their Organisation which normally costs €250 per year. There are other levels of memberships offered - please see the website.

Amongst other things, they do offer Scholarships, lists of excellent residencies and much more. Below please find a brief outline of their aims.

As well, any of our artist members would then be able to avail themselves of a single membership in the organisation at a reduced rate.

I encourage you to consider this offer as a way of expanding your reach and linking with a world wide organisation, for cross fertilisation of ideas, expanding networks and much more. I am a member, and have enjoyed immensely the benefits and stimulation gained. I encourage you to have a close look at their detailed website for further information (www.sculpture-network.org)

For further information on what the network has to offer - Elly Buckley ellybuckley@gmail.com


Deakin University’s Small Sculpture exhibition for 2018 will be held later than in previous years. This year it will run from 4 September to 19 October.

Entries for the award will be open from mid-April and close 13 July, 2018.
For more information please email smallsculpture@deakin.edu.au or call 03 9244 5344
Deakin University Art Gallery, Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway Burwood 3125 Melways Ref 61 B5
T :03 9244 5344 E: artgallery@deakin.edu.au
Hours Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Free Entry
Please visit deakin.edu.au/art-collection/ for more details.

The 2018 Artentwine Small Sculpture Prize is an award for free-standing sculpture of up to 90cm in any dimension and is open to national and international entries. The winning artist will then be commissioned to create their work in a larger scale for permanent public installation within the Tamar Valley. More information, including the online application form, can be found at artentwine.com.au Entries close 31 May, 2018.For all other enquiries please email artentwinecurator@gmail.com

History for the ASV

We need a team to pursue our History project people to source grants, expand on a brief, develop ideas for presentation - anyone who can help in any way please contact Gillian Govan president@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au


A call for entries is going out for the Heysen Sculpture Biennial - more information on www.heysensculpturebiennial.com.au

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