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.

Live monthly meeting - 11th March 2020

Hi All

Well this is a very difficult time for us all and it has been very disappointing that all the exhibitions and opportunities have been cancelled. But we do have one thing to be grateful for and that is that we are creative. There is always something we can do. We may need a bit of encouragement at times and inspiration but we can keep occupied.

There are other sculptors we can turn to, YouTube to help with sticky problems and we may even get around to reading some of the art books that have been sitting on our coffee tables. 

MIFGS 2020 Cancelled

Was the cancellation of the 2020 MIFGS a huge disappointment? It was a necessary measure and we are now waiting to see if the measures will be enough to flatten the infection curve and keep our health workers and ourselves safe.

The loss of exhibition opportunity is a blow - we can’t bank on a sale - but we can hope - now that hope has been dashed. The expectation of meeting fellow sculptors, of engaging with the public, of seeing our work professionally presented and of having a judge on site to encourage, critique and urge us on have all evaporated.

Diary Dates and more...

Dates for Your Diary
Yes well - we are meeting in virtual reality... The ASV committee has had to forego awesome pizza nights of wine and song and resorted to the cool comforts of Zoom meetings. The work is still being done - albeit with physical distancing. We will keep you informed. Please note that a number of galleries - local and international - are running virtual exhibitions. Check them out!

TO ALL MEMBERS – URGENT

Deborah Halpern Sculptor

Deborah Halpern

Mali Art piece in Deborah's studio
Smoke from the wood heater hangs lightly above the valley, the forest silence broken only by the occasional screech of a cockatoo or a kookaburra sharing a bawdy joke. The earthen presence of eucalypt and wet grass liven the nostril and the Birrarung Marr (Yarra River) winds an ancient course past gum, rock and bend singing its watery chorus to the hills. An Autumn shower approaches the hand built studio where a father patiently instructs his daughter in glazing technique - “just a little, not too much, one colour is best”...but the young hand is adventurous with  brush and stroke. Searching out some bright disused glaze hiding on a shelf, a myriad of colours appear, then on the outside of the pot - eyes, nose, teeth - colourful, whimsical, unusual…

News, alerts, possible opportunities...

We do not know which exhibitions and opportunities are still available. We recommend artists check the websites and contact the organisers.
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Vale - again

It has been a tough beginning for 2020. Australia has endured fire, flood and ongoing coronavirus - and this is March. We are also sad to acknowledge the passing of sculptors who made significant contributions to art and to the ASV. In future editions we may be able to give an overview of their works - in the meantime we extend condolences to bereaved family and friends.
Rod Sanders
5 March 2020
Ernst Fries
 21 December 1934 - 3 March 2020
Leopoldine Mimovich OAM 1920 - 2019
The Association of Sculptors of Victoria pays tribute to its long standing member, Leo Mimovich. She was a respected, full-time, professional sculptor who made many significant commissions and was a regular exhibitor for many years.