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.

From the President

A moth finds a resting place on
Allan Goedecke’s sculpture at
Herring Island. Images of all the
works can be seen on our website.
One twelfth of the year has passed already but with much activity. Herring Island has been a great success not just with sales but with the number of visitors drawn to this great exhibition. The quality of work has been outstanding and appreciated by all visitors. The exhibition is a showcase of who we are as artists – the diversity, the passion, the skill and the perception of art and life.

Dates for Your Diary

10th February extended deadline for Toorak Sculpture entry

Monthly Meeting 13 February 7:30pm: "Show & Tell" kicking off the year! Hosted by Jenny Whiteside 34 Martin St Beaumaris

MIFGS Entries close 24 Feb

Monthly Meeting March - planning in progress - possible foundry visit so keep watching.

MIFGS exhibition 27 to 31 March

Adventure in Stratford organised by Gavin Roberts Wednesday April 10 - to be confirmed

MIFGS 2019

Dear Sculptors,

The closing date for entries for the 2019 MIFGS is the 24th of February which is fast approaching. The exhibition can only be a success with your support and your sculptures.
There has been and still is a lot of activity going on by the MIFGS Coordination committee to ensure that all will go smoothly during the exhibition.

We are entering the promotions phase of the show - any stories about the development of your work, your process or your story will help - please contact asv_mifgs@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

Vale John Wooller

John Wooller, a past ASV president, died on 23rd December 2018 following a long and debilitating illness. His family were with him at the time.

He was my good friend and confidante as well as being a creative mentor to me for almost twenty years. I will miss our regular get togethers where we would pontificate over all manner of matters. Most of all he enjoyed pondering the human condition.

New members

Welcome to new members
Chris Anderson, Jann Fullerton
we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions
Jackie Mckinnon
Membership Officer



News and more news


There is a lot in this section - please read through to the end - you never know when an item will apply to you....

So What's NAVA Doing?

The National Association of Visual Artists is out there campaigning for our interests - and it can be hard to keep up with the issues identified - so to whet your appetite here is an extract from the first newsletter for the year:

We’re spending first sitting week in Canberra at Parliament House putting the case in back-to-back, one-on-one meetings with MPs across all major parties

In partnership with Museums & Galleries Australia, we’re hosting an advocacy priorities roundtable in Canberra with key national contemporary arts bodies

Just as we did with the 2018-2019 Federal Budget, we’ll scrutinise this year’s Budget in great detail, offering critical responses for a diversity of media to ensure that there’s a strong arts perspective in this national conversation

ACTION: We’ll start the year once again with #artsagenda, asking you to share what you’d like us to raise with MPs in those meetings.

Read more in https://visualarts.net.au/

Full Speed Ahead for Herring Island

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019 will launch on Saturday 12th January with the ASV exhibition "Meander"

Diary Dates

  • 11 Jan. 7:30am delivery & set up Herring Island.
  • Herring Island exhibition 12 Jan to 3 Feb
  • Monthly Meeting 13 February "Show & Tell" kicking off the year! Hosted by Jenny Whiteside 34 Martin St Beaumaris
  • MIFGS Entries close 24 Feb
  • Monthly Meeting March - planning in progress
  • MIFGS exhibition 27 to 31 March
  • Adventure in Stratford organised by Gavin Roberts Wednesday April 10 - to be confirmed

MIFGS 2019

Dear Sculptors,


We hope the New Year has started well for all of you and that this New Year will bring you happiness, health and success.

The closing date for entries for the 2019 MIFGS is the 24th of February which is fast approaching and so far we have had only 8 entries registered. Hopefully we will see an increase in entries in the following weeks.

Members' News

Through the support of the Tina Wentcher Award, Lana Thymianidis recently practised in a studio residency in Norway. During her stay, she worked out of the remote village of Austmarka researching patterns in nature and developing her latest body of work. Her next series examines depictions of fleeting paper objects (including paper boats and planes) that are cast into bronze. Lana looks forward to returning to Norway for her solo exhibition in Oslo in 2020

Lana Thymianidis

News, Alerts and Exhibitions to Enter

Good luck everyone - we have quite a lot to tell you even though the holidays have distracted us....
now is the time to get your sculpture entries into this years
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition is in May but our Call for Entries closes 1st February, only 3 & half weeks away…. This years prizes gave grown to a total value of $10,000 & we are lucky to once again have the support of MERIDIAN Sculpture who will give a $2,500 bronze casting award again. All details are on our website; https://www.toorakvillage.com.au/sculpture or call me if you have any questions.

Tracey Cammock
Promotion & Marketing Toorak Village Traders Assoc.
Mobile: 0455 0455 45 tracey@toorakvillage.com.au