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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This issue in an interim issue before "Sculpere" resumes from January 2010. Possibly as a quarterly magazine, maybe more frequent. Bronwyn Culshaw haas been appointed by the Committee to take on the role of Editor of the new look magazine.

There are, however, lots of items for your immediate information......................


CHRISTMAS PARTY - Christmas will be early this year. Sunday 15th November 12:30 at the home of Tim & Diane Kervin - 3 Mary Place, Hurstbridge, Melway 185 H12 - just through Eltham. Tel: 0410 482 256 or 9718 2256.

Message from Tim: "Did someone mention a Christmas Party? It's early this year. Come over to our house!
We are on about 7 acres backing onto Diamond Creek. There is an old tennis court with an attached club house which is air-conditioned. It has a kitchenette, beer fridge, toilets, stereo, tables, chairs, couches. There is a B BQ luking in the wings. BYO. Kids are welcome as there is all manner of sports gear eg monkey bars, swing and slide, and a couple of trampolines. The asphalt tennis court surface is ideal for scooters, bikes etc. These are provided plus to billy carts on site. (Remember this is for the children).

For the less energetic there are mature shade trees, an ample supply of gluten free beer (BYO wine and soft drink) and a great big shed in which to play. We are 10 mins from end of Metro Ring Rd and about 1.5 kms from both Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge Railway Stations. A pleasant stroll or we can pick you up. Sunday 15th November lunchtime onwards..If anyone would like a lift please contact Gillian on 9579 1221 or Bronwyn on 9857 9153 or check the website for someone in your area for a lift. The more the merrier! All welcome. Tim Kervin".


DEBORAH HALPERN is our guest speaker Wednesday 14th October 7:30pm Booroondara Art Rooms (behind Hawthorn Town Hall). Deborah is an exciting speaker. She is a dedicated and inspirational sculptor and will talk about the challenges and process of making her wonderful mosaics, These include 'Angel' which stood in the moat at the National Gallery of Victoria for many years and now has a home along the Yarra.

Pre-meeting 'Nosh' with Kay Salehi at Penang Affair with Kay Salehi. Must ring Kay for her to make a booking and tell you where to go..........0431 104 826.


Tesselaar - 'Sculpture Among the Tulips' 16th September to 13th October. Officially opened and Prize presented to: Diane Thompson's 'Great Earth Mother' by judge Dan Wollmering, PhD, Senior Lecturer Dept of Fine Art, Monash University.

Viktor Kalinowski - 'From Mother Earth' 18th September to 20th November 2009 at Barossa Living Gallery - visit for details http://www.barossaliving.com.au./

Sogetsu 2009 - Sixth Annual Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition. 20th September - 4th October at Qdos Gallery, Allenvale Rd, Lorne. Hours 9:00 - 5:00 daily (closed Tuesday, Wednesday). Ceramics - Graeme Wilke & Students; Sogetsu - Christopher Janes & students.

Vladimir Chirokov (Winner of the Second Prize of the 2009 Tina Wencher Award). Has an exhibition at Guildford Lane Gallery during October.

Bondi Sculpture by the Sea - October 29 - November 15. Visit sculpturebythesea@mail-hub for the E-newsletter.

Lorne Sculpture by the Sea - October 17 - November 8 2009. Visit major artists on the foreshore and in the shopfronts. http://www.lornesculpture.com/. Not to be missed.


Dates: January 30 - February 14 2010. ENTRIES CLOSE - December 11, 2009. You should have received your Entry Forms by now or they can be downloaded from our web site. More info in next issue.


Dates: 23 - 28th March 2010. Patrick Culshaw is pleased to announce that Peter Schipperheyn has agreed to be the judge.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be three sections to be judged in. CARVING - stone, wood, any material. MOULDING - ceramics, mosaics, casting. FABRICATIONS - assemblies and installations. First & Second Prizes in each category. A prize for 'Best Presentation' and the People's Choice Award. Look for January edition of 'Sculpere' for more information.


The Committee have appointed Beatrice Magalotti to the position of Co-ordinator of our 2010

Annual Exhibition and Awards. Venue to be announced.


Dry Stone Walling Workshop. Visit http://www.issinstute.org.au/train/index.html for Dry Stone Walling Workshop October 2nd or 3rd. This workshop run by Alistair Tune.


15 October Thursday 5.45 (for 6.00 pm) start to 7.30 pm

Prince Philip Theatre, Architecture Building

Bookings are not necessary and it is FREE

** Auguste Rodin **
Elizabeth Presa. Faculty of the VCA and Music
After failing to gain admittance to art school, Auguste Rodin worked for many years in obscurity. Yet by the turn of the 20th century Rodin dominated sculpture in FRance. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who worked as Rodin's secretary, offered unique insights into how the sculptor 'thinks' with his hands through complex dialectic that develops between touch and vision. These processes led Rodin to produce not only some of the most innovative interpretations of the human body in sculpture, but to an understanding of what sculpture can become. For many sculptors working now, Rilke's writing on
Rodin remains something of a 'secret bible'.
Elizabeth Presa is a sculptor and installation artist. She is the Head of The Centre for Ideas in the Faculty of the VCA and Music.


Submissions for the McClelland Sculpture Prize close November 2, 2009. Download entry forms: http://www.mcclellandgallery.com/ Tel: 9789 1671.


What did Valda Cuming get for her 80th birthday present ? A Chain Saw!

Rod Sanders is suffering from low blood pressure at the moment, as one does at his age. He blacked out, had a fall, and....fractured his skull. He is back to normal now?
This News Sheet is a temporary measure until the new editor gets "Sculpere" up and running in January. his is being done with the help of Jenny Rickards. If you have anything interesting to say, please let me know by sending an email to: editor@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au.

Sogetsu 2009 at Qdos Gallery

Car pooling can be organised. If you can give a lift or want a lift email the ASV and the information will be forwarded to the right people.