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, Opportunities and More

This section is even bigger than usual and hence full of amazing things... plenty of bushfire response and there are probably more... plus exhibitions that are on now or coming up... read on
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Art in the Vines – Sculpture in Motion 26 October 2019 – 23 February 2020
This is an exhibition of kinetic sculpture. We’re talking art that is made of various mediums but that depends on motion for its effect.
But this is far from your ordinary display of sculptures that simply move in the wind - to set this exhibition apart, some artists have accepted our challenge to address the possibilities and limitations posed by having to mount their work on three-metre high poles.
In a real boon for the event, renowned Exhibition Curator, Malcolm Thomson has again been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines. He has worked with 15 world-class artists to develop and create sculptures that will thrill, mesmerise, excite and intrigue.
Hanging Rock Winery is at 88 Jim Rd, Newham VIC 3442
Entry to the exhibition is free.

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The Other Art Fair
Applications close Friday 21 February 2020
Alternatively, don't hesitate to get in touch with Ashleigh at ashleigh.basa@theotherartfair.com

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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 $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. www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au 
Deadline for receipt of entries: 21 February 2020


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Hi all we have extended the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition - Call for Entry closing date to Monday 10th February. Only 2 weeks so hurry up and get your entry in please - around 90 artists should be selected. When posting in your entry please just send by regular mail - don’t express or courier. If you can't make the deadline please email or call me to discuss. Also we have just announced the 2020 Prize Awards with a $10,000 non acquisitive 1st Prize….yeah... 2nd year running. The 3 other prizes are: The Toorak Village Traders $2,500 award, the MERIDIAN Sculpture $1,500 bronze casting award and the $1,000 Judges award….$15,000 in prizes. Many thanks and I look forward to opening all the exciting entries as they arrive…..thanks to those that have entered already & make sure you email me your images.
Tracey Cammock Marketing 
Coordinator Toorak Village Traders Association 
0455 0455 45 tracey@toorakvillage.com.au
PO Box 14 Toorak 3142 www.toorakvillage.com.au

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Artists sought for creative bushfire recovery program 
Local artists are encouraged to apply for a rare opportunity to participate in a creative program that supports the recovery of the community after the Bunyip Complex Fires in March 2019.
Up to nine Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator positions are available, three each from Baw Baw Shire, Cardinia Shire and Latrobe City councils.
The artists will work with residents affected by the Bunyip Complex Fires to tell their stories through a series of creative projects.
The team of artists will be mentored by Creative Recovery Network’s Amanda Gibson. Amanda was the project lead on The Tree Project, a nine-metre steel and copper gum tree in Strathewen that was created to commemorate the Black Saturday bushfires.
Amanda will support the artists to engage with residents from the bushfire area to develop one or more creative projects that reflect on the Bunyip Complex fires.
Prior to the community consultation, the artists will be mentored in working with trauma impacted communities. They will receive recognised training in mental health support, emergency management and facilitating community meetings to upskill them to become community recovery artists. In the event of a future disaster, they will be called upon to work with residents on creative recovery projects.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield encouraged artists from all mediums to apply for the Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator roles.
“This project will provide an opportunity for local artists to bring the community together to creatively tell their stories and create a platform for reflection and commemoration of the Bunyip Complex fires,” Cr Springfield said.
Applications close at 12pm, Friday 14 February 2020.
For more information, visit the Creative Recovery Network website at https://creativerecovery.net.au/current-projects/

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McClelland Gallery is also running a fire relief event - more information and booking here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=569999&
As well as this there is a great program of exhibitions, floor talks and more.

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Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale: Art for Bushfire Relief
In response to the catastrophic bushfires we are experiencing this summer, the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale has quickly swung into action and organised an exhibition and auction of artworks with all proceeds going to the 2020 Gippsland Bushfire Appeal. The exhibition is open to all artists and artwork in any medium and will run from 15 February 2020 to 15 March 2020. An auction of the artworks will be held on 15 March 2020 at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre in Sale. This is a great opportunity for sculptors to get exposure for their work and support a very worthy cause. details: https://www.gippslandartgallery.com/exhibition/art-aid-for-gippsland/
 If you require any further information, the Gallery Director, Simon Gregg, can be contacted on 03 5142 3078 or 0432 899 703 and 
email: simong@wellington.vic.gov.au.

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Rookwood General Cemetery invites individual and group proposals for
HIDDEN ROOKWOOD SCULPTURES 2020
(19 September – 18 October).


Entry is free. Proposals are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists for new or existing works that relate to the exhibition’s themes. We are looking for sculptural works that respond to the cemetery and engage with HIDDEN’s themes of history, culture, remembrance, diversity, love, mourning, spirituality, cycles of life and the passage of time. Proposals are invited from a wide range of artistic approaches, materials and forms, including kinetic elements, performance and participatory engagements. We are looking for a broad span of works ranging from celebratory, big, bright and colourful through to contemplative, personal, intimate and thought provoking. Artists are welcome to discuss ideas with the curator before submitting at curator@rookwoodcemetery.com.au Proposal deadline is Monday 6 April 2020.


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Golden Plains Art Trail
Late in 2018 we were given the opportunity to run our first ever community arts trail. As an active group of artists we decided to take on the challenge and had a successful event in May 2019. 
We are now back ready to do it again  on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 10am to 5pm, daily . We have more artists  participating from the Golden Plains region some are individual studios and others part of a group, Youth and adults, there is something  of interest for everyone. 
For more details go to:-
Golden Plains Community Arts Trail
Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March 10am-5pm
Social Media :@GP Arts Inc. #gpartsinc
Email: gpartsinc11@gmail.com
Free entry 
We would greatly appreciate, your help in spreading the word. If you would like us to send you  copies of our Map /Flyer please email me and I will send them to you.
Thank you in anticipation ,
Cheers, Marita Reynolds (Secretary on behalf of GP Arts Inc.) 

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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

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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
Important dates:
• March 2nd Entries close
• March 31st Deliver Exhibits to Memorial Hall between 10am – 5.30pm (see time for your category in Conditions of Entry)
• April 3rd Opening Night and Awards Presentation, 6:30pm
• April 4th-5th Exhibition open 10am - 4pm
• April 5th Collect Exhibits from Memorial Hall between 4.30pm – 6.30pm
More information: http://kilmoreartexpo.com/

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Land Art Generator
A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies
Second Edition
The future we envision is one in which we are surrounded by the most diverse ecosystem of renewable energy technologies and landscapes, each a reflection of local culture and context.
In this future, where you will be surrounded by beautiful renewable energy generators, you will surely need a guidebook in order to know if that thing that you find so beautiful is a semiconductor-based artificial photosynthetic cell, a piezoelectric generator, a triboelectric fabric, or a dyesensitized solar cell.
What is the future that you would like to see? Use this book and design your own renewable energy landscapes!

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Creative Victoria has released the Audience Atlas of Victoria
The Audience Atlas 2019 reports on Victorians’ appetite for arts and cultural experiences and these insights will be used to build the overall strength and sustainability of the sector.
Commissioned by Creative Victoria, the study tells us who is attending what cultural event, who wants to attend more, and why they go. With so much data on all sectors of the creative industry, the Atlas provides Victorian arts organisations with a powerful tool to help grow their audiences and supporters.
More than 4,000 Victorians (aged 16+) participated in the study from across the general population.
Highlights:
Victorians love the arts! 93% of Victorians - or 4.4 million people - attend or want to attend arts and cultural events.
1 in 4 Victorians intend to increase their arts and culture attendance in the next 12 months.
Film is the most popular artform with 9 in 10 Victorians catching a film in the last three years, followed closely by live music and museums.
People of all ages are attending arts events – 29% are under 34 years of age.
Art isn’t for the elite. 64% of the market earn less than the average wage.
Long live TV! Free to air television has the highest rate of media consumption with 9 in 10 Victorians watching at least an hour per week.
Download the report

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