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, Alerts and more...

This section of the newsletter looks at a selection of news and events - well worth a browse through - read on....

Earlier we sent out information about expressions of interest for the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show 2019
More information can be obtained from bysartshow@gmail.com


Meridian Sculpture Foundry is offering discounts for ASV members for workshops in wax working and bronze casting - you can see their program here: http://meridiansculpture.com/sculpture-modelling-workshops/ Dates coming up are: Dec 1st & 2nd, 9th February 2019, 9th March 2019 You can also follow them on Instagram meridiansculpture



Jackie Mackinnon forwarded an email from Tolarno Gallery: Not a creature was stirring at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Until the end of February 2019, Ben Quilty and Mirra Whale’s sculpture Not a creature was stirring will be installed at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.http://tolarnogalleries.com/artists/ben-quilty/ the images are awe inspiring - so just go along and take a look.

Are you looking for new audiences for your artwork? Set in the heart of the Yarra Valley, purpose built in timber and mud-brick by sculptor Ernst Fries, We are now offering Flexible Options for artists to exhibit in one or more of the three rooms. Each room has a mix of large and small wall spaces which are ideal for artists who want to exhibit only a few artworks or are experimenting with a new series and looking for feedback.

Options include: one or multiple rooms, whole gallery (walls), stands/shelves for sculpture or ceramics (by room or scattered throughout the gallery), Jewellery display (locked & lit), outdoors. The gallery will still be available for solo or group shows and exhibitions will run for 6 weeks (or shorter by arrangement) with prices inclusive of curation, advertising, opening, manning.

Contact me if you would like to exhibit at Art at Linden Gate. 0418 851 819 http://www.artatlindengategallery.com.au/


Dean Bowen - Abode : paintings, sculpture & lithographs

Exhibition continues until 15 December Eastgate Gallery
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Victoria 3122
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in conjunction with the South Burnett Regional Council is again holding a $10,000 Sculpture Prize to support the long term strategy for public art in Kingaroy streets and parks.

The prize includes an Open Award of $7,000 and a Local South Burnett Award of $2,000. Both awards are acquisitive, and there is an Encouragement Award of $1,000. Judging will take place in April next year with winning and short-listed entries all displayed at the Kingaroy Gallery precinct.
All the detail of the Sculpture Prize is attached and available on the gallery’s web site – www.kingaroyart.com.au


Sculpture at the Wharf

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition at the iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf
Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Visit 70 contemporary sculptures, Exhibition dates November 5 to March 29, 2019
Participating artists, Andrew Rogers, Aldo Bilotta, Alex Scheibner, Astra Parker, Andrew Kasper, Anton Poon, Al Phemister, Bernar Venet, Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski, Chris Flenley, Chen, Clara Hali, David McCracken, Deb Sleeman, Greg Johns, George Martin, Geoff Farquar -Still, Gary Christian, Mitchell Ferrie, John Topfer, Fono McCarthy, Jason Aslin, Janos Klein, John Gardner, Jonathon Leahey, Helena Lillywhite, Karl Meyer, Louis Pratt, Ludwig Mlcek, Michelle Klisowsky, Mitchell Ferrie, Michael Van Dam, Michael Baird, Deb Sleeman, Max Lyle, Michael Vaynman, Nicole Allen, Paul Mutimer, Phillip Piperidis, Rae Bolotin, Stephen Glassborow, Stephen Coburn,Tobias Bennett, Todd Stuart, Wendie McCaffley,Susan Dorothea White.


Monica Mauer and Elnaz Nourizadeh are testing the waters at craft markets - drop in and see them  http://www.craftmarkets.com.au/

Yarra Glen Racecourse: Sunday 2nd December from 9 am to 2pm
Parking: (you need to take the 2x$2 coins cash for the parking as they don’t accept credit cards)
Parking $4 Entry to the racecourse is via Armstrong Grove off Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd.
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley is the picturesque Yarra Glen racecourse, home to the Yarra Glen Racecourse Market.

Flemington Race Course - 16th December 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
VRC Parking $6 All parking is controlled by the VRC.
This isn’t any old craft fair, set at the iconic Flemington Racecourse, this market continues to evolve and grow, while still maintaining the Craft Markets philosphy of fresh, good value and above all great quality handmade products.

Gasworks From Nature Exhibition Winners.
The recipient of the Jury Award is #12 ‘Connections’ by Oliver Ashworth-Martin and Benjamin Storch. The recipient of the 2018 Peoples Choice Award is #4 ‘Through the Dark’ by Georgie Seccull. More info http://www.gasworks.org.au


Piers Watson made contact with the ASV through the website. He proposes to come to Australia and run workshops in luted casting - as he has done in six other countries. You can find information about his workshops and the process on his website and Instagram account

Here are some links that will give you more information:

from the Institute of Making, University College London, http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/blog/2014/07/luted-crucible-bronze-casting; a workshop and collaboration between New Mexico School for the Arts, six local artists and Axle Contemporary. https://www.axleart.com/luted-crucible-2017.;

A video of the making of an installation called "Spatial Projection of Time" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSgeQV1ED2c

instagram: piers.Watson
Luted crucible casting workshop in London

So far we are hoping there will be workshops at Mont De Lancey where we had our blacksmithing excursion this year and at Qdos Gallery in Lorne - keep in touch!

Also - please HELP! We need someone to help access a grant to assist with getting Piers ito Australia... anyone with expereince in grant aplications or even enthusiastic and wanting to learn not only casting from Piers but also chasing and finishing... he does it all himself right!

Jenny Rickards
0418 971 897

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