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 a Past President

The late John Wooller was a sculptor and president of the Association of Sculptors. During his time in office he spoke at a few of our meetings and wrote many interesting, philosophical and inspiring messages for our newsletters. John’s words are as meaningful now as they were when he wrote them in 2008

For Your Diary

There is plenty of sculpture action on the program! And more being planned...

For our June meeting we have planned a visit to the National Gallery, St. Kilda Road to see the exhibition of the extraordinary genius Alexander Calder. The Exhibition " Radical Inventor " spans the life and career of a 20th century artist whose practice continued to be vital and relevant between the era of cubism and minimalism.
 
photographed at the Alexander Calder exhibition at the NGV

The May Meeting - Mould Making led by Gillian Govan



complete with printed notes
The May Meeting - Mould Making led by Gillian Govan

Gillian had not only cleaned the studio - there were two heaters and she had prepared photocopied notes for those making a foray into mould making. First we all discussed multi part moulds and how to decide where to make the divisions. The advantage of having knowledgeable people present was that we got a broad perspective on the subject - the problem - well there was so much going on it was hard to concentrate.

here is the sequence Gillian demonstrated for us - complete with one she had started earlier....



adding thickener
 

Annual & Awards Exhibition 2019

Entries are now open for the ASV Annual & Awards Exhibition in August 2019.

Wow !!!! We cannot believe it is that time of year and we are full steam ahead planning the next Annual Awards Exhibition. We have secured a new venue and the exhibition will be held in the foyer spaces of Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne and will run from 29th July to 16th August 2019.

American Medal of the Year

Congratulations to Michael Meszaros on winning the American Medal of the Year Award 2019 with "Breakout": It is bronze, about 100mm diam.

On one side a jail wall has a hole pushed out of it. On the other side the escapee is looking back to see if he is being followed.

News, Opportunities, Events

Here is our monthly mish mash of news and events.... plenty to see here so read on....


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Sculptures in the Garden, one of Australia’s most renowned regional sculpture art exhibitions, is now accepting artists submissions.

Welcome to New Member

Welcome to new member

Larissa Gray
we look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions

Jackie Mckinnon Membership Officer