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.

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 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:

Herring Island

16 January to 7 February + online extension 2 weeks. Indoors, small works. Choice of Covid19 adapted:

40+ works, 4 weekend exhibition 
or more works (5 per sculptor) with change of exhibition weekly or fortnightly 


24 to 28 March outdoors, garden sculpture. This will be Covid19 adapted in 2021. Stand by for more information.

Annual & Awards

Victorian Artist Society Galleries. Bump in Wednesday 2nd June Bump out Tuesday 15th June Indoor Sculptures


We’ll wait and see what form this will take by this time next year.

Proposed exhibition

Location - SALE Gippsland

12-14th November 2021 
A large internal and external exhibition with major and minor sculpture acquisition prizes on offer. 
Up to 6 works per sculptor with all works for public sale.
A great weekend in Gippsland sightseeing and networking with fellow sculptors.
Selected artist talks
No compulsory exhibition sitting
Artist bump in Friday 7am – 1pm
Opening & Announcement of awards 
Gippsland Gallery Friday  6.30pm - 7.30pm
Exhibition hours:                                                                                                  
Sat 9am – 6pm   Sun 9am – 4pm
Removal of works  Sunday 4.30pm – 8pm
ASV in partnership with Wellington Shire Council, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale and NFP Fundraising Partner Wildlife Victoria.



An issue for our MIFGS 2020 online exhibition was that the exhibiting sculptors had to produce their own images. Most of the images were really good and did the work justice... some sculptors were at a disadvantage. At the time we did the best we could but now is the time to think about what can be done to synchronise and optimise our online and physical exhibition offerings.

Herring Island 2021 will be the ASV’s first physical exhibition since the same time in 2020. It is unlikely that we will be able to open to visitors in the same numbers as in previous years so it seems reasonable to plan for the online exhibition to do the main work of bringing the work to view. Because this is a small show - 40 or so works we have not previously employed a professional photographer. This means that the images do not go onto the website until after the first weekend. Our professional photographer could record the work at setup and we can have images online by 12 the next day... at a cost of ~ $35 per sculpture. The advantage to sculptors who assist is that they can learn from the demonstration and they get professional images. Other ways to maximise value is to change the show on a fortnightly or weekly basis so that we have a larger offering.

Let’s talk
Jenny Rickards asv_hisaf@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au 0418 971 897


Do you have any documents pertaining to the history of the ASV?

For example: old minutes, letters, interesting documents about your practice. Long term members must have things tucked away that they want to get rid of. Please contact me on 0412 122 884. We want to store our history in a safe place.


Wanted -  large second hand kiln Tetlow, electric phase 3 Front opening and programmable Please call Susie 0402 130014 or Jerry 0413 522254


I have now been President for 8 years with a year break after the first 4 years Our constitution states that a president’s term is  4 years. Please would you start considering who you would like to nominate as your president  for next year.  
Thank you Gillian Govan

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