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, Events and Exhibitions

There are a number of entries here - all worth the reading - enjoy....


Tessa Wallis, MSWPS 2019 Secretary, has written a very interesting article about
Ola Cohn 1892-1964 AT THE CUTTING EDGE.
Please see https://mswps.com.au/ola-cohn-1892-1964-at-the-cutting-edge / If you wish to contact Tessa email to tessa.gsw@gmail.com
Carmel O’Connor

Sculptures in the Garden, one of Australia’s most renowned regional sculpture art exhibitions, is now accepting artists submissions. Held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October for its 9th consecutive year, This outdoor exhibition provides artists a one-off opportunity to exhibit their works and showcase them alongside local, regional, metropolitan and interstate artists with winning artists’ work acquired to become public art pieces.
  • Total prize value of over $40,000 and prizes include:
  • Top prize of $25,000 for the Sculptures in the Garden and Mid-Western Regional Council’s acquisition prize
  • $10,000 Friends of Sculptures in the Garden acquisition prize
  • $5,000 acquisition prize
  • $500 People’s Choice Award
  • $300 The Sculptor’s Society Sensory Sculpture prize
All works that are acquired will be showcased in the Mid-Western Regional Council’s public art collection, displayed within the Lawson Sculpture Park.
ENTRY Online via:
Email: info@rosby.com.au or 0414 942 917 entries close midnight Friday 23rd August 2019

Australian Sculptors Call to Exhibit for ARTPark Australia’s, ‘Woolloomooloo Sculpture Walk - 2019-20’
Applications for inclusion into this year’s exhibition program for ARTPark Australia’s signature exhibit ‘Woolloomooloo Sculpture Walk 2019-20’, at Woolloomooloo are now required.

With the ongoing exhibition program planned through to March 2025 now is the time to expose your work to the greatest number of potential clients possible. Please consider submitting your work to be a part of the 76 placed works in the heart of Sydney, amongst some of the country’s finest restaurants and the Ovolo Art hotel.

We will be bumping in the first round of works on Wednesday Oct 26, and then the outdoor works from Monday October 28 to the 3nd Nov at the Woolloomooloo Wharf, on the boardwalks in front of the restaurants and towards The Boyd Charlton Pool.

ARTPark Aust. has now been exhibiting for about 8.5 years and would arguably have the largest commercial sculpture site in Australia, with the corresponding social media sites.

more information: www.ARTPark.com.au and the exhibition photo galleries in our social media pages.... this will also identify the events past and in the future.

Nigel Messenger, Curator /Director


Sculpture Tour in Italy
Anne Anderson has a friend who is an Art teacher in Queensland (also a member of Soc of Sculptors GC) who has organised a group trip to Florence in late September. Her name is Lainie Cooper and she has taken a group over from Aus for the past three years. I hope to join them for the first time. We will be studying portraiture in sculpture during a 5 day course. This is followed by a 5 day course in portrait painting, which I will also be doing. There is limit of about nine participants, I think, but perhaps a couple of our members would be interested.
The website gives more info.: https://www.adventuresinart.com.au/.


Heiti Kulmar is a sculptor who will be visiting Australia in September. He has studied sculpture and conservation of natural stone objects and has worked as a sculpture collection manager for 3 years in the second largest museum in Estonia. During his visit he would like to meet with some local artists. He has some experience in stone carving, mould making and modelling and would be happy to work as an assistant for a short period.

If any one is interested in meeting him please email : heiti.kulmar@gmail.com


For wood carvers:

Following the recent award of the Toorak Road level crossing project, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) will soon be starting preparatory works to set up our construction site.

To remove the level crossing and build the new rail bridge over Toorak Road, we need to remove some existing vegetation. Our aim is to re-use or recycle this vegetation wherever possible.

As a local community group, we would like to offer you the opportunity to secure some of the removed vegetation for use in furniture, artwork, habitat, parks, garden mulch or other purposes.

Key information about vegetation:

Trees: available will be a minimum of 450mm in diameter and either 2000mm or 4000mm long. The trees available are primarily hardwood, but some pine is also available.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the LXRP Contact Centre on 1800 105 105 or


We’ve received this link for Art & Craft entries for the Royal Melbourne Show


Just an inspirational reminder for anyone needing a life model: https://www.lifemodelssociety.org/

Michael Meszaros "Clouded Moon"

And Also.... Congratulations to the joint winners Honey Long & Prue Stent , Hiromi Tango and Michael Meszaros of this year’s Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture People’s Choice Award. For their wonderful works

Honey Long & Prue Stent Field Sip XIII

Michael Meszaros Clouded Moon

Hiromi Tango Kimono’s Will


And happening in 2020 - a new format Lorne Sculpture Biennale - http://lornesculpture.com/ There is plenty going on!

Sculptor Catherine Tait
 is exhibiting for the first time in New York!

Could you please extend an invite to any one you know who is going to or living in New York to my exhibition 4th - 17th September and opening

I am pledging 5% of all sales to the Gumtree adopt a greyhound program Preview of all artworks exhibiting www.catherinetaitartist.com.au from 25th August 2019 Enquirers for sales Grimandi Art Gallery 988 Columbus ave NY 10025 Tel Viviana Peullo 929 351 7934

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