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.

What's on: opportunities, things to see and more

Everything that follows here is worth reading - so enjoy:

Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi
24 October to 10 November 2019
Amid all the controversy regarding the location and all abilities access path Sculpture by the Sea is going well for 2019. 

Likewise Sculptures in the Garden
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019
122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee Mudgee 2850
Where some ASV members exhibited - good luck to everyone and here’s hoping the efforts are all rewarded with great sales.. 

BIG Sculpture @ Veg Out is an outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition presented by the Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda Inc (Veg Out), in association with Mariella Del Conte, and Adrian Spurr (referred to as BIGSculpture@VO). The exhibition runs 2 November to 1 December 2019.
The Hon Martin Foley will open the exhibition on Sunday 10 November 2019.
Max Delany, Artistic Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, will judge the exhibition. The Grand BIG Sculpture @ Veg Out Prize will be awarded at the Exhibition Opening event. The judge’s decision is final. The Exhibition Opening will be attended by the Artists and their chosen guest and invited guests only.

The People’s Choice Veg Out award and The Gardener’s award will be presented at the Veg Out Open Day Sunday 24th November 2019 which will be open to the general public.
More information https://vegout.org.au/big-sculpture/

Invitations from the Australian Galleries 
for openings of exhibitions by Ron Robertson-Swann and Ayako Saito at their Sydney galleries.Both are opening on Tuesday 29th October 6-8pm at 22 Roylston St, Paddington 2021.
Exhibitions open until Sunday Nov 17th.

Opportunities: The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) are seeking to acquire a sculptural memorial artwork for the Recognition of our Fallen Personnel.. The budget for this project is up to $150,000. The Commission is open to contemporary Australian artists, artist’s collective or artist’s consortium.
To date, DELWP have identified 130 people. 73 people who died whilst undertaking emergency response work (predominantly forest fire fighting) and 57 people who have died as a consequence of a work-related injury.
Please also note DELWP is separately commissioning honour rolls that will name our Fallen Personnel. Artists are welcome to apply for one or both commissions
For details please contact me
Hanut Singh Dodd
Fallen Personnel Project
Forest, Fire and Regions | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
E: memorial@delwp.vic.gov.au

A note from Shlomit Moria: Open Studio weekend is coming 9-10/11/2019

Call for Entries
As well as our own exhibition of sculpture Herring Island Summer Arts Festival offers the National A4 Art Show. 
A4 Art Australia is an exhibition of 2D and 3D A4-sized artworks. By having a format of A4-sized artworks, artists from all over Australia have an opportunity to conveniently submit works via Australia Post. All selected 2D artworks will be framed by us for the exhibition (see conditions) and entry is only $13 per artwork. We will also accept appropriately-sized 3D (sculptural) works for this exhibition - see our online FAQ for more information about artwork size requirements.
Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to four (4) A4-sized artworks for the exhibition. 
See our website for all details, conditions of entry & online entry form.
Deadline for receipt of entries: 21 February 2020

Alphington Open Studios

gender parity in the arts? One of the artists’ partners observing the prize presentation of the Toorak Village sculpture exhibition noted that all the prizes had been awarded to men - should there be a prize specifically for female artists? On committee we observed that the prizes awarded at our Annual & Awards exhibition had, by chance been awarded 50/50 to male and female artists. So here is some discussion on the topic: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/art-s-gender-imbalance-affects-way-we-see-the-world-20191030-p535un.html

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