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.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2019

The call is out for sculptors to enter the 2019 Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, a $20,000 acquisitive prize. The competition and exhibition will be conducted during the famous annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan over September and October, attended by 90,000 people.

The late John Wooller (past ASV president) and I initiated the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize in 2008 as an opportunity for ASV members and other sculptors to exhibit their works in a uniquely wonderful setting. The Prize has gifted more than $150,000 to sculptors since its inception and generated income for the Association.

Having organised and curated the exhibition for the past twelve years and following seven years doing likewise for the MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition, it is time for me to hang-up my curatorial hat at the end of this year’s exhibition.

Entry forms for this year’s Prize can be obtained by contacting me at: artservices@skymesh.com.au

Mark Cowie

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