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 the President

Well we are nearing the end of another eventful year.  We have had some successful exhibitions, enjoyable meetings, where we have met other sculptors and enjoyed discussing experiences, techniques etc. We have visited studios, foundries and galleries.

Dates for Your Diary

For your diary:

  • 17th January 2020 set up exhibition on Herring Island
  • 18th January to 9th February 2020 ASV Herring Island “Ebb and Flow” 11:30 to 4:30 weekends, public holiday and Friday 7th February
  • 13th February 2020  Robert Klippel exhibition at Tarrawarra MMA
  • ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel presents more than one hundred works by one of Australia’s most significant twentieth century sculptors, Robert Klippel (1920-2001), the tireless inventor who experimented with unusual materials, techniques and dramatic variations in scale. Klippel is regarded as a giant of Australian art, and having associated with Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi and AndrĂ© Breton in the late 1940s, during his time in New York in the 1950s he became a member of ‘The Club’, the highly influential artist group founded by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.
  • This exhibition is a must. Please join us at Tarrawarra Gallery at 11am on Thursday 13th February 2020 for our first activity of the year. There is another exhibition in the area at that time so it could be a great day. More information: https://www.twma.com.au/exhibition/assembled-the-art-of-robert-klippel/ 
  • 24th February 2020 Entries close MIFGS 2020

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival runs 11:30 to 4:30 weekends & public holidays from 18 January to 13 April 2020.

The ASV’s “Ebb and Flow” is the first exhibition in the series. The first delivery of works took place on 21st December and between what is there already and the entry images you can see that this will be a great show.

Our show will be opened - and the Festival launched by Graeme Williams OAM. You can see a brief resume for Graeme on the ASV’s page on the HISAF website:

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2020

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show runs from 25 March to 29 March 2020.

In 2019 we had 147 works on show over the three sections; Courtyard, Garden and Estate.  Here is the call from the coordinator:

Dear Sculptors,

This year we are trying to create

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to  Christine Sage  and Joseph Apollonio
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions. 
Monica Mauer Jan, Membership officer

News, Opportunities and Exhibitions to see....

The end of the year sees interesting news and opportunities continue unabated... and the news is varied... well worth the read.

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Kilmore Art Expo April 3rd - 5th 2020

Kilmore Memorial Hall, Sydney Street, Kilmore All proceeds are donated to local and international charitable projects.

Upcoming ASV Exhibitions

In October we launched entries for two exhibitions - the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. 
Entry forms for both exhibitions are online at http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com/ Follow the tab to the exhibition you are entering. Information sheets on How to Enter and the Conditions of Entry are to be found on the main ASV website at sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/exhibitions/application_forms  

Dates for Your Diary

  • Monday 9th December 2019 Closing date for entries for Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.
  • 21st December 2019 - early drop off for work for Herring Island
  • 17th January 2020 set up exhibition on Herring Island
  • 18th January to 9th February 2020 ASV Herring Island “Ebb and Flow”
  • 13th February 2020 Robert Klippel exhibition at Tarrawarra MMA
ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel presents more than one hundred works by one of Australia’s most significant twentieth century sculptors, Robert Klippel (1920-2001), the tireless inventor who experimented with unusual materials, techniques and dramatic variations in scale. Klippel is regarded as a giant of Australian art, and having associated with Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi and AndrĂ© Breton in the late 1940s, during his time in New York in the 1950s he became a member of ‘The Club’, the highly influential artist group founded by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.

This exhibition is a must.

Please join us at Tarrawarra Gallery at 11am on Thursday 13th February 2020 for our first activity of the year. There is another exhibition in the area at that time so it could be a great day. 

Watch this space for more information.
  • 24th February 2020 Entries close MIFGS 2020

The November Meeting

We had a great gathering in November - Gillian’s wonderful hospitality combined with some amazing sculpture to discuss. We were happy to meet new member Ilona Herreiner who travelled “across town” to be there.
Marija Patterson "Waiting"

The wonders of technology liberated by John Bishop enabled Marija Patterson to show pictures on Gillian’s big screen. The images were from Marija’s exhibition “Figures and Facades” part of the Melbourne East Arts Festival. Marija explored her mother’s journey as a wartime immigrant and an exceptional person.

The ASV Christmas Party

Marg and Don Carey hosted a great little party on 1st December. The weather changed the agenda a little - there was still a quick tour of the garden, but also plenty of chat in the kitchen and music at the piano.

So Marija and Jenny got to talking about how sculptors have to triage their time... And next year our end of year bash might include performance sculpture - like Arthur Ganson’s sculpture racing. Check the link http://sculptureracing.org/about/the-inspiration-world-sculpture-racing/arthur-ganson/
or it might not.... your call...
Kangaroos outnumbering guests...


New Member

Welcome to new member
Welcome to  Damian Curtain 
We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in exhibitions. 
Monica Mauer Jan, Membership officer

Exhibitions to Enter, to View and more Information and News

There is news for everyone here - exhibitions to view, to enter, projects to consider and information - read on the whole section is valuable.......