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 everyone. Another month has gone by and hopefully things are moving in the right direction. 

We had a great Zoom session last month and hope to see you all again on the 14th October.

For the meeting we have a short video put together by Chris Anderson telling us how he makes his beautiful sculptured birds and also pictures of some unique sculptures sent to us by Marg Carey.

Next Zoom Meeting

 Next zoom meeting

Keep 7:30pm Wednesday 14th October clear

See the president’s message for interesting presentations at the meeting

BYO nibbles and drinks and some work to talk about

A day or so before the meeting we’ll send out the “reminder” email which will have the link for you to join the meeting.

Rosalie Gascoigne

In 1943 a housewife living near the Mount Stromlo observatory in Canberra began exploring the local landscape. It was very different to the lush green of her native New Zealand, - sparse, dry, speaking it’s own language. She began to collect things, rusted tin, weathered plastic dolls, abandoned hive boxes. She would listen to them, arrange them, seeking a feeling, a sense of something. Assemblies would form from her hands, a box of weathered plastic dolls heads, sheets of floating rusted iron, fluid animal vertebrae, old fence posts leaning against a wall. This is Rosalie Gascoigne.

ASV Exhibitions 2021

Writing prior to the road map to Covid-normal is speculation - but the ASV intention is to run an exhibition program and adapt to the circumstances as creatively as we can.

The first exhibition of the year will undoubtedly have Covid19 restrictions on visitor numbers, mask wearing and mixing of sculptors from different parts of the state. So for Herring Island at least we are unlikely to have our usual opening. We are looking at adapting by using our online exhibition capacity to present the work to a wider audience whilst still taking advantage of being in an exceptional space.

Here are the bones of our program - feel free to discuss with committee, each other and the coordinators.

ASV Membership News

 Welcome to the notices that relate to membership - including the notice from our president that a new official needs to be found....

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Membership

Thanks to all those who have paid their membership over the last few weeks.  We have tried a new way to do it this year and it has been not without some issues.  First for reasons beyond my understanding our email server decided that it would designate many of the emails as spam and block sending them.  That is now solved.  Second, the credit card payment process required people to login to the website and that had issues if your user name was not your email address.  That also has been sorted out.  Just to make sure, if you have not got around to paying we will be following up over the few weeks.

NAVA and ArtsHub

 NAVA Survey & Strategic Plan


So much has changed since NAVA launched its Strategic Plan 2018-2020 – an incredible amount happening in the last 9 months alone! We have many priorities to rethink as NAVA embarks on developing its next strategic plan. Importantly, NAVA launched a survey a couple of days ago to hear from you – our Members and subscribers – about what you want from NAVA and the best role we can play to address the challenges and opportunities facing the sector more broadly. 

Exhibitions both physical and virtual

2020 is a challenging year - so the exhibitions here are the ones we know about - if you can add to our knowledge please let us know - in the meantime here is an offering to enjoy....

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From the President

 

Hi All.

Another month with time on our hands, but sometimes difficult to get motivated. However, I hope you can find some inspiration and energy. Whether we are hobby sculptors working for the pleasure or professional sculptors, we need a challenge, a target, a purpose. We hope next year we are able to provide all of those because we have some interesting exhibitions and activities to look forward to.  We have three exhibitions in the planning stage at the moment. Just to whet your appetite Herring Island Arts Festival starts in January. Then we have booked the Victorian Artist Society Galleries for our Annual and Awards exhibition in June.  In November one of our country members is enthusiastically planning a very exciting exhibition at Sale. Who knows we may even have an Exhibition at Tesselaar. That is still in negotiation. But even so it is already looking like a great year ahead so we are looking forward to seeing some of your new or older works for Gippsland and some new exciting works for our other Exhibitions. We also have a few activities on the drawing board. We can tell you more when we meet you on our next Zoom. 

Happy Sculpting and best wishes to all 
Gillian

September Online Meeting

 Many Luddite sculptors braved the technology last month and met in each others screens.

We saw 22 sculptors on Zoom for our August meeting.

Let’s do it again in September and hope that more of us will have the evening free to chat.

So:
Keep 7:30pm Wednesday 9th September clear

Membership Renewals

Normally we send out Membership Renewals in July but as a few people have observed they have not received one yet.  The reason for this is we are upgrading the way we do it so that we can include the option of paying online with a credit card.  This option will be part of the Renewal Notice - all you will need to do is select the credit card option, you will be prompted for card details and will receive a receipt for the payment by email. 

ASV News

 ASV Exhibitions 2021

Writing prior to the road map to Covid-normal is speculation - but the ASV intention is to run an exhibition program and adapt to the circumstances as creatively as we can.

The first exhibition of the year will undoubtedly have Covid19 restrictions on visitor numbers, mask wearing and mixing of sculptors from different parts of the state. So for Herring Island at least we are unlikely to have our usual opening. We are looking at adapting by using our online exhibition capacity to present the work to a wider audience whilst still taking advantage of being in an exceptional space.

Here are the bones of our program - feel free to discuss with committee, each other and the coordinators:

From NAVA and Arts Hub

 

What is NAVA doing in these changing times? 

In keeping with 2020’s theme of change and expecting the unexpected, the NAVA team has a new profile and a new home – be assured though: we are focused on these turbulent times, the commitments we’ve made, and navigating the best outcomes we can for our Members and the sector.

Exhibitions happening in 2020

 This is not a definitive list - best to check Arts Hub and Art Almanac

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Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 finalists announced