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.

Exhibitions to view and enter - open studios...

Spring has arrived with artists all over Victoria offering open studios. There are exhibitions opening and life is inspirational... art can overcome obstacles? We don't know but it seems a good time to be active. so read on...


Exhibitions and Workshops at Bulleen Art and Garden
"The Menagerie"
An Exhibition of Ceramic Sculpture By Heather Wilson
16th August to 22nd September 2019
Exhibition Opening: 3 to 5pm, Saturday 17th August
Heather is a talented and experienced ceramic sculptor who makes a wide variety of animals in clay – dragons, fish, birds, cats, butterfly pots and lizards. They will all feature in this exhibition. Art for your garden or your house. We have previously had a number of exhibitions of Heather’s work and her dragons often feature it in the Garden Gallery.

Find out more about the exhibition at http://gallery.baag.com.au/?p=4180

Limestone Sculpture with Jenny Whiteside 
Saturday 7th September
A very popular class. Spend a day learning how to sculpt limestone, and take home your own sculpture.

Baskets from Natural Fibres with Jeanette Carter
Sunday 29th September, 2019
Learn some traditional basket making techniques.

Mosaics with Sandra Bain
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October, 2019
Learn the techniques used in mosaics and how to design and make your own distinctive mosaic artwork.

Bookings essential for all workshops


The annual Montsalvat Arts Festival combines a program of artistic excellence plus workshops and activities for all ages!
Program highlights include Baroque ensemble, Capella Corelli, jazz pianist Joe Chindamo, Brunch with Gideon Haigh (presented in partnership with Writers Victoria), Claytalk ceramics workshops, Bach Cello Suites and A Satirist’s Journey with Bryan Dawe!

PLUS General Admission inclusive events for the kids such as the Wadaiko Ringo Japanese Drummers, open studio exploration and craft workshops* with Claytalk, Vikki Conley and Polly Mackenzie.
*Please note these workshops will fill fast so act now to secure a seat.

More information and ticket links can be found on the Montsalvat website
The Gasworks Arts Complex have a lot on... check their website, subscribe to their newsletter... 
There was a newsletter from Abbotsford Convent too... again a diverse and copious offering - read more or subscribe to their newsletter: https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/whats-on
Not to mention that the McClelland Gallery news makes an inspiring read too... sign up here: https://www.mcclellandgallery.com/
And happening in 2020 - a new format 
Lorne Sculpture Biennale - http://lornesculpture.com/ 
There is plenty going on!
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival will be the next ASV exhibition -
Negotiations are more advanced than this time last year and our dates have been confirmed. The Festival will launch on Saturday 18th January 2020. We have four weekends - closing on 9th February
There will be an open day - most likely on 26th January when all exhibiting groups will be represented in the courtyard for art demonstrations and perhaps some hands on stuff for our visitors - it depends on the offerings from the artists
In the mean time gather your inspiration and decide what work to put in... I was thinking of keeping the name 'Meander" in honour of the original flow of the river around the island - but a few people have asked for a change... let's see what suggestions I get.

See you on the island - Jenny Rickards
presents its.....
Artworks fresh from the artists' studios
Join us for refreshments at the
Sunday, 8 September
LOCATION: 314 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121
(Melways Map 44 F10)
EXHIBITION DATES: 8 - 22 September 2019
GALLERY HOURS: 11am - 6pm daily (7 days)
JUDGE: Stieg Persson


7th & 8th September 2019
Sat 9am-6pm  Sun 11am-6pm
LABASSA, 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North

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