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.

The ASV on Herring Island

Herring Island  Summer Arts Festival “Ebb and Flow” 18 Jan to 9 Feb 2020
In the end we have 48 works in the gallery and a fine showing it is. We have four weekends this year and an additional non public holiday Friday. We had been hoping to attract school groups, tour groups and other such business hours operations but the unprecedented fire weather and general sense of uncertainty has played against us.

Ever the optimist I am still hoping for a different turn out on 7th February - but time will tell.
Our opening went well with opener Graeme Williams OAM speaking of the opportunities that exhibiting societies such as our give both artists and the public.

The Herring Island exhibition gives us an opportunity to talk to one another - and something that has come up is the idea that we can help make the show more site/theme specific by announcing the theme/title for next year’s exhibition soon after the close of this one.... Right now “From the Ashes” seems to be the first call... So welcome everyone and help with ideas...

Images are on the website - with a couple of repetitions - there is still a lot to learn about the gentle art of uploading exhibition databases. 

Image from the opening courtesy Jackie Mackinnon, 
Fatih Semiz talks about his work “Voyage through Time III”, 
Chris Anderson with “Percy the Powerful Owl”

Because of the terrible fire season the ASV is donating 5% of the value of work sold in this exhibition to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. I hope everyone will make the journey to the island for our final weekend - including Friday 7th February.
See you there
Jenny Rickards Coordinator

during the show we had that "mud rain"
Betty Knight found some
leaf patterns on the pavement
view of the island
it looks great
Jill Peck "Steerage"
Robert Jacks "Ramp"
Andrew Bryant 'Stranger Things"

Ilona Herreiner "Gravitation"

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