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.

This Month’s Featured Sculptor: Rod Sanders

“The Young Lady”
Winner of the
William Hoggan Thomas
Memorial Award at the ASV
2006 Annual & Awards

President’s Message July

A short news letter this time, combining July and August due to end of financial year commitments. Apologies to all members, but I have deferred the AGM due to the need for greater preparation. We will hold it as soon as possible.
…..Geoff Williams

ASV Coming Activities

Wednesday 11 August 2010: Julee Latimer, sculptor in mosaics,
note ASV AGM postponed: www.juleelatimermosaics.com.
Glass over concrete sculpture; H70cm x W40cm
Featured in the International Mosaic Yearbook 2009
Glass over concrete sculpture;
H 155cm including metal stand
Copyright Chromakarma
Image HONE photography

Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 31 October 2010
ASV Annual Exhibition at The Light Factory Gallery, 21 Brougham St, Eltham: organised by Marija Patterson and Beatrice Magalotti: 200 square metres indoors and another 200 square metres outdoors: see Notices below. http://thelightfactorygallery.com.au 
Important notice to ASV Members
Payment of $30 per entry will only be accepted for ASV members who have paid 2010/2011 fees by the 20th August. Later membership payment will be considered as non-member exhibitor and entries charged at $50 per entry.
To be held from 6 – 31 October 2010
Less than 10 years’ experience to enter the
Prestigious Andor Meszaros Prize
Entries are invited from member sculptors with 
greater than 10 years’ exhibition experience to the
Margaret Gunnersen and William Hoggan Thomas Award
Entry forms and information www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au tel Marija 03 9489 4537
http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/aae_2010_conditions.pdf and http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/aae_2010_entry.pdf
Entries close 20th August 2010 at 5 pm

Feature Sculptor This Month: Rod Sanders

Rod, working as a pharmacist, was greatly influenced by student work at RMIT and the Centre 5 group of sculptors, so much so that he undertook a degree part time at RMIT in fine arts. Six years by a mature student part time was no mean feat. He subsequently sold the pharmacy, bought property at Red Hill, and joined the ASV in the late 1970s. He was greatly influenced by Carl Duldig in these early days, and with his encouragement started to exhibit continuously. Initial work was using laminated wood but glue problems led him to turn to steel brought home by his daughters from BHP, and subsequently he found great satisfaction with Corten steel.
Rod says he prefers to build rather than carve, and prefers independence from a foundry. His process involves drawings, then a Marquette in industrial plasticine with steel armatures. Templates are made on paper, enlarged 3 times, and then wooden templates crated on chipboard. Steel is cut with a plasma torch, and then a battle royal starts to form the steel as in the Marquette, and weld the whole together so we can’t see the joins.
Rod started with very figurative work, became very abstract in his RMIT studies, and is now most happy with a combination of figurative and abstractive elements.
His “Young Lady” won the ASV Margaret Gunnerson-Thomas prize in 2006. He has been a loyal ASV supporter, was President for a year, and has also run various ASV activites.
Pressure of farm work inhibits production of sculpture at times.
Keep it up Rod! Even if neither major political party seems to have a clear policy on supporting the Arts.
“Beach Girl”
“Early Twenties”

“The Mannequin”

Member Exhibition

Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery
Re-invent Re-interpret Re-make Exhibition.
Curated by Mardi Nowak
August 4 to 28, 2010.
Adrian Conti, Jasmin Coleman, Natalie Kosnar, Marija Patterson (ASV), Madeleine Preston, Elizabeth Nelson.

Marija Patterson
“Keep the doctor away”
Polyethylene, metal, pigment
20 x 20 x 50 cm

Polyethylene, paper, metal, shelac
18 x 12 x 32 cm



 New Members
Welcome to the following new members:
Damian Vick, David MacKay Harrison, Veronica Petelin, Maria Coyle, Ronnie Sexton, Andrew Bryant

Sculpture among the Tulips 2010
The Third Annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is almost upon us. The Prize has become an exciting
new addition to the famous annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival.
Entries closed on Friday, 16 July.
The Tulip Festival – in Silvan in the Dandenong Ranges - has been well-established for over 50 years, and runs for four weeks from mid-September to mid-October. The Festival attracts about 50,000 visitors to the many organised activities and popular events.
This year an Acquisitive Award of $7,500 is being offered by Tesselaar to the sculptor winning the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize. A People’s Choice Award of $500, as voted by visitors to the Festival, will also available. One lucky visitor to the Festival will also be selected to win a voter’s prize. Organised by Tesselaar, and with some assistance from the Association of Sculptors of Victoria, the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is becoming an established component of Victoria’s arts calendar.
Rachael Pearce, marketing co-ordinator at Tesselaar, said, “As part of continuing our program of developing the Tulip Festival we have been very pleased with the development of the exhibition and competition. The intention is to grow the prize into a significant annual sculpture event and we hope that this year’s increase in prize-money is a step in that direction.”
The Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to the Tulip Festival to view and appreciate a range of sculptural styles and mediums in a unique and colourful outdoor setting.
Visitors will be privileged to view sculptures created by some of Victoria’s finest sculptors.
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be open each day between 10:00am and 5:00pm, from 16
September to 13 October.

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Gillian Govan
Silver jewellery workshop with Viktor Kalinowski at his studio in CheltenhamSaturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2010
In this weekend workshop Viktor will take you through the design process as the first step towards creating your own piece of silver jewellery. You will learn silversmithing skills in soldering, saw piercing, filing and polishing to enable you to bring your design to life. It is expected that people will be able to complete one piece of jewellery in this time frame. Viktor will demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment over the two days and show you the basics of setting up a silver work space at home.
Workshop designed for beginners or those wanting to explore a new medium, no prior skills needed.
Time: 10am to 4.30pm Arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start.
Cost $295.00 All materials, use of studio tools and equipment included.
Morning tea and lunch provided on both days.
Bookings essential as maximum of 9 people.
For information or to book call Viktor on 9584 4599 or
www.kalinowski.com.au email viktork@bluep.com.au
Full payment upon booking, VISA, MASTERCARD, CHEQUE AND CASH accepted.
Give a workshop to a friend gift vouchers available.
Viktor Kalinowski, Sculptor Studio 5/ 19 Grange Road Cheltenham 3192

 $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award 2010
Dear Artist
We are pleased to advise that applications for the $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award for 2010 are now open. The Award is open to previous exhibitors in the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery program. The Travel Award winning artist will receive $10,000 to assist in funding their proposed travel project. A $2000 Encouragement Award will also be made to one of the short-listed artists. You may propose any type of travel project that you believe has strong potential to significantly enhance you career development.
Applications close 20 August, 2010.
You must download both the Travel Award Information for Applicants and the Travel Award Application document.
Links to these documents are as below or can be downloaded from the
Further information on previous recipients of the award and other details are also available at
Kind Regards
Ken Wong
Curator, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
watch arts pty ltd
contemporary art consultants + arts project management
http://www.watcharts.com.au info@watcharts.com.au
phone 03 5821 4548 mobile 0419 570 846

Thanks are due to this winery for their continuing support of ASV functions. KOOYONGA CHAPEL WINERY is next to a ribbon of bush that runs from the Great Australian Divide down to Benalla. It is a small winery owned and operated by the Saunders family. The winemaker is Barry Saunders. 20 acres are planted with equal areas of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. First plantings were in 2000. The mild
climate extends the ripening period and adds to the complexity and intensity of flavour in the grapes. See: www.kooyongachapel.com

 Latest Edition of
“Sculpture + the enemies”.
See: www.sculptureandtheenemies.com.au
This latest edition includes:
· Article on new legislation on artists
· Interviews with Rae Bolotin, Blek le Rat,
Ron English, Erik Roren, Will Coles.
· Article on street art.
· Must See Sculpture Exhibitions.
· Exhibitions & Prizes.
· Auction Results & Gallery Sales


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ASV Committee 2009 – 2010

ASV Committee 2009 – 2010
Geoff Williams bh 9670 0824

Vice PresidentMichael Meszaros bh 9853 9610

Treasurer and Public OfficerPatrick Culshaw 9857 9153

SecretaryJohn Bishop 9885 2660

Committee MembersMarija Patterson 9489 4537
Mark Cowie 5348 5696

ASV Coordinators 2009 – 2010
Monthly Activities
Gillian Govan 9579 1221

Kay Salehi 9808 4056

Web Site:
Jenny Rickards 9836 2738

Marija Patterson (Annual 2010/2011) 9489 4537
Beatrice Magolotti (Annual 2010/2011) 9499 3592
Mark Cowie (Tesselaar 2010/2011) 5348 6596
Jenny Rickards (HISAF) 9836 2738
Mark Cowie (MIFGS 2010/2011) 5348 6596

Geoff Williams bh 9670 0824