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.

A Random Selection of News

 Your editor has a case of either covid19 brain or lockdown release - take your pick - so here is a random selection of the items that have crossed the screen.


Lorne looks forward to 2021 to experience how the arts will evolve, how our sculptures and artists will draw inspirations from 'this year' and celebrate these concepts into reality.

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News from Sculpture by the Sea    

The Bondi exhibition has been postponed... but the Sydney Sculpture Conference is on: Supporting the Best in Regional Tourism across Australia- featuring the Island Cafe, Granite Island, South Australia and the Nest, Tumbarumba, NSW; Back to School for Celia Hammond MP & Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 Artists Ellen Broadhurst and Tom Rogers; and more.
Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020 Time: Registration 11.45am – 12pm | Conference 12pm – 5pm Location: The Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW. To register your interest for early bird tickets or further information, please email conference@sculpturebythesea.com or call (+61) 2 8399 0233 for further details.

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November at Gasworks Arts Park

The 16 Resident Artists at Gasworks Art Park and Priscilla Jones Cafe are opening their doors to share an evening of art, culture and community engagement on Wednesday 25th November. The evening begins at 5.45pm with the first of a series of fascinating artist talks in the Garden Studio with some of our talented Resident Artists. All of the studios will be open from 6pm - 8.30pm for you to see weird and wonderful things, and chat with our eclectic group of professional artists.

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 I am a provisional Masters by Research candidate with the University of Adelaide researching the life and artwork of the Australian artist and teacher Ian Graham Bow (born 1914, died 1989).

In addition to conducting archival research, I hope to carry out interviews with individuals who knew Bow personally in their capacity as a direct descendant or in his professional life (such as a fellow artist or teacher, or as a student).

Interviews will focus on Ian Bow’s art and life with the objective of writing a biography which is part of a larger study with the working title ‘Ian Bow: sculptor’.

I am seeking your assistance in forwarding this email with attached Participant Information Sheet, Consent Form and Copyright Form to your networks and contacts, particularly those you believe had an association with Ian Bow and who may have formed meaningful memories of him.

The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number H-2020-032). If you have any questions about the oral history project or the larger Masters study, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Heather Lee
Provisional Masters Candidate, Art History
School of Humanities
The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
(Email supplied - contact newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au)

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Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 

Voting is open for the Civic Choice Award 2020.

CONGRATULATIONS to 6 outstanding finalists in the $60,000 @MelbournePrize  for Urban #Sculpture 2020 

Beth Arnold, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Nicholas Mangan, Kathy Temin & Field Theory collective

The winners of this year's categories, including the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020, the $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award 2020, the $10,000 Professional Development Award 2020 and the $10,000 GURNER™ Commission, will be announced via a live broadcast from Fed Square at 6pm on November 11, with live streaming available on our website. 

To keep up to date with all announcements keep an eye www.melbourneprize.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you  to our 2020 partners and patrons whose generous support has enabled this year's Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture & Awards to proceed during the COVID-19 environment,, which helps supports our arts sector. We would like to thank all entrants and nominators this year and our judges.

Simon Warrender
Melbourne Prize Trust

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Flora is an exhibition that will take place from 25 March – 1 May across the City of Greater Dandenong, in various locations. Flora will explore and capture the importance, fragility and beauty of plants and nature. As part of the exhibition, we are putting an open call-out for people to submit artworks within the theme of flora to be exhibited at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens as part of the exhibition. Entry is free. Entry is through our website (scroll down to Flora applications) - https://greaterdandenong.com/document/32758/arts-opportunities



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