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.



Ruth has worked in the State Education system as teacher instructor since 1973, and lecturer at RMIT University since 1995. She has been an exhibiting artist since from the late 70’s until 2006 and has accomplished many public sculpture commissions. Since the mid 80’s her attention was redirected to television and makeup artistry. In 1999 she was offered the role of Production Designer on the feature film Hostage to Fate and since has worked with private film companies on features, shorts and teasers as a Production Designer/Art Director.


Booked for 10.30 am. Members should contact Gillian Govan to make a booking. No real restriction re numbers but obviously first in best dressed.  Cost to be confirmed but probably as before $200 for session divided by the number of people in the group.
The next ASV Committee Meeting shall be Wednesday evening 2 February 2011. Please bring up any issues you wish discussed with a Committee member.


The ASV invites member sculptors to submit works for inclusion to the Elliot ASV Gallery, at a partial refreshment of the exhibition at the end of February. Now over one third of the exhibits installed at the opening in November have been sold. The Elliot ASV Gallery is at 356-358 Punt Road, South Yarra, 3141. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm each week. Commissions are 10% + GST for gallery sponsor John Elliot and 10% for ASV. Placement is the prerogative of John Elliot as owner of the gallery space, acting with the advice of Michael Meszaros. Items sold now are being replaced, and we aim to replace some of those not sold by end February with different works. A completely refreshed exhibition is planned for end of April. We are happy to accept works from previous ASV exhibitions. Would you please submit now for outdoor sculptures to be included in the end-February refreshment exercise, and send sketches and/or photos (2 copies please) with dimensions and asking prices by Friday February 4 to the following address:
Exhibition Coordinator, 8 Grierson Drive, Kilsyth, Vic 3133.
Please note all entries for the Elliot ASV Gallery need to be posted in hard copy and be accompanied by 2 printed images of each entry. It is no longer possible for us to print emailed entries and images.


Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2011
ASV’s show “Sculpture on the Stream” has been running from 15th January and is open on Australia Day and 29th and 30th January when we close at 4pm. We have twenty eight sculptors contributing 46 works.

Invitations for the festival can be downloaded from
Contact the coordinator at jennyrickards@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au
or on 0418 971 897.
See also http://hisafnews.blogspot.com/ and www.vicnet.net.au/~hisaf/



The ASV invites sculptors to enter work for the sculpture exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Carlton Gardens – Royal Exhibition Building, open Wednesday, 30 March to Sunday, 3 April 2011. $5,000 of prizes across three sections (carving, moulding & fabrication) is offered.
For more information and entry form see:
www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au or email: markcowie@aussiebroadband.com.au
Entries close: Friday 25 February, 2011
Download the forms from http://www.sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/mifgs_2011_entry.pdf and


Castlemaine State Festival ASV Sculpture Exhibition
ASV members Catherine and Neil Tait have generously offered to open their property and garden at their rural bush setting in Muckelford (approximately ten minutes from the centre of Castlemaine) for the purposes of hosting an ASV sculpture exhibition. The exhibition will be held during the highly-successful and well-attended Castlemaine State Festival from Friday, 1 April to Sunday, 10 April 2011. Over 50,000 people attended the last State Festival, so there is the opportunity to display your work to a significant number of viewers.
The Taits would like to provide the ASV with an opportunity to:
• Add a bi-annual event to its exhibiting calendar;
• promote and publicise ASV to a broader audience;
• support ASV sculptors;
• conduct a membership drive that attracts sculptors from the Central Victoria region to
become ASV members; and
• generate additional revenue for ASV (commissions and memberships).
The exhibition (and prize) is open to ASV members and other sculptors.
All sculpture (of any dimensions) will eligible, as long as work can be securely/safely exhibited in a public environment. Entries can be either indoor or outdoor work, but must be able to withstand outdoor exhibition conditions for ten days. Sculptures do not need to be new work, just good work.
$10 per sculpture (up to three sculptures per member) and $25 for non-ASV members. The entry fees will assist in covering administrative costs. Entire 10% commission on sales to be paid to ASV. (No other commission applied.)
The Taits are confident that they can generate approximately $1000 in prize-money for the
exhibition. Notification of final prize-money to be awarded will be issued to members in due course.
Promotion of exhibition
The Taits have agreed to undertake all the relevant marketing and publicity requirements for the exhibition. There will also be the opportunity for sculptors and ASV to display their personal promotional/marketing materials during the exhibition.
Organisation of exhibition
Mark Cowie has offered his services to coordinate and curate the exhibition, and assist with promotion of the exhibition.
Terms and conditions of exhibition
The terms and conditions for the exhibition will be forwarded to members in the near future and displayed on the ASV website.
Insurance and liability coverage
The Taits have public liability insurance coverage, but sculptors will be responsible for individual coverage pertaining to loss/theft/damage.
Delivery and collection of works
Works selected for the exhibition can be delivered and installed at any convenient stage during March prior to the official opening. Works can also remain at the site after the exhibition closes for as long as is required by the sculptor.



The Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is the most innovative and important annual event to take place in the Toorak Village, where we link the arts with business to form a unique cultural experience. During the entire month of May we exhibit contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Rd. Each year it continues to grow with increased enthusiasm from traders, artists & the public that view & buy sculpture.  2011 will be the 10th year of the Toorak Village Exhibition and we invite all emerging and prominent sculptors to submit entries:
Interior: small to medium sized for exhibition in shop windows & must be displayed on an independent white base (supplied by artist). Remember our shop window sizes do vary & the sculptures must share window space with shops merchandise.
Exterior: large sized, extremely robust & able to be fixed/bolted to footpath for installation along Toorak Road. There will be 8 to 10 sites available.
Curator: Malcolm Thomson, presently curator of the Clement Meadmore Gallery at the Australian Academy of Design will assist the exhibition committee with the selection of sculpture for the 2011 exhibition. There will be a prestigious opening in the Toorak Village, a full colour catalogue, signage, posters & an impressive media campaign. Once again it is proudly supported & sponsored by the City of Stonnington along with Toorak Village businesses. Prizes to be announced.

Entry forms & details from our website www.tooraksculpture.com.au
All enquiries to Tracey Cammock, mobile: 0438 542 713 or email: tracey@toorakvillage.com.au


Affordable Art Fair
Art Melbourne, Melbourne’s Affordable Art Fair is brought to you by
Single Market Events Pty Ltd.
35/94 Oxford Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia
T +612 9331 7507 F +612 9357 2841
Launched in London in 1999 to address a demand for quality contemporary art priced under £3,000, the fair’s key messages were positioned around education and making art accessible to everyone.
Contemporary art is about breaking boundaries and tearing down the concept of the white walls. Sculpt Melbourne 2011 calls upon those who dare to challenge public perception of affordable art and that of the gallery space. Presenting contemporary outdoor projects by local emerging artists, Sculpt goes beyond the scope of the art fair stands and welcomes submissions of large-scale sculpture, outdoor installations, and video work. Exhibition of work is FREE. Complete the application before 15th March 2011 to be considered. The Affordable Art Fairs now takes place twice annually in London and New York, and annually in Bristol, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Singapore, Milan, Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring art that is both collectable and affordable, Art Melbourne has become the largest annual contemporary art fair in Australia.
Art Melbourne 2011,
Melbourne’s Affordable Art Fair,
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria
19 – 22 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 5pm- 9pm Opening Night
Friday 20 May 12 noon-9pm Friday Night Live
Saturday 21 May 10am-5pm
Sunday 22 May 10am-5pm



It is that time again and we will be running the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011.
See our website www.melbourneprizetrust.org, for people to register their interest to receive information on the prize when it becomes available.


Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Award
Closing date 25th February 2011
Entries are open for the 2011 Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Award and close on Friday 25th February. The Award provides an opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work to the public while competing for a $3,000 first prize. The exhibition will again be held on the Main Yarra Trail near the site of the Banyule Festival at beautiful Sills Bend, Heidelberg.
Entry forms and information are available at www.banyule.vic.gov.au/arts
Entries are open for the 2011 Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Award and close on Friday 25th February. The Award is proudly sponsored by the Old England Hotel. The Sculpture Award provides an opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work to the public while competing for a $3,000 first prize.
In 2011 the event will again be held near the site of the Banyule Festival at beautiful Sills Bend, Heidelberg.
The event is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their work to a very wide audience. The short-listed sculptures are exhibited along the Main Yarra Trail leading to the Banyule Festival site which is visited by thousands of people across the festival weekend. The award is now held every two years and has been gaining popularity amongst artists and audiences. The previous award had many excellent entries and attracted artists from the local area and from other parts of Melbourne.
The exhibition and award is managed by Banyule City Council and is open to any artist wishing to submit their work for consideration. There are two cash prizes awarded, and both are non-acquisitive. The main award is the Prize for Excellence, which is a cash prize of $3,000 for the winning sculptor. The second award is the People’s Choice Award of $500 which is determined by the votes of members of the public visiting the exhibition.
For the 2011 exhibition, works will be on display from Thursday 24th March until Sunday 27th March inclusive.
Artists wishing to enter can download the entry form below and return it by Friday 25th February.
For further enquiries contact the Cultural Services Team Leader Tony Smith on 9490 4222 or at tony.smith@banyule.vic.gov.au


Members’ attention is drawn to the Southern Ocean Sculpture Prize
The conditions of entry and the registration form are on this page


A sculpture for the Monash Gallery of Art Sculpture Park. Entries now open for the City of Monash Sculpture Competition. One artist will be awarded $50,000 to fund the design and fabrication of a landmark new public artwork for the MGA sculpture park. Proposals to be submitted by Friday 7 February 2011. For Project Brief and application documentation or for more information contact:
Phone: 9518 3636
TTY: 9518 3655 hearing impaired
Email: events@monash.vic.gov.au
Web: www.mga.org.au

Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden 
6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. 9850 5155

Limestone Sculpture
with Jenny Whiteside Saturday 29th 10am to 4.00pm. OR Sunday 30th January 10am to 4pm Cost: $88 per day. Includes a 1/4 block of limestone. Tools supplied.

with Sandra Bain One and a half day workshops Saturday 22nd January 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday 23rd January 3 to 5pm (Only 1 place left) Saturday 19th February 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday 20th February 3 to 5pm Cost $110, including glue & grout, but tiles & other mosaic materials are at extra cost

Ceramic Sculpture
with Meredith Plain. Sunday 10th April, 10am to 3pm
Cost $70, includes 1/3 pack clay. Extra charge for firing
Bookings Essential
* Book in to workshops at http://baag.cart.net.au/store/Workshops
* Or phone Bulleen Art & Garden on 9850 5155 with credit card details ;
* or call in to Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Rd W., Bulleen
Enquiries, meredith@baag.com.au

Soapstone, Glass, Leadlight Available for Sale, Caulfield
Esther Erlich at eerlich@bigpond.net.au
I have some soapstone for sale - 6 larger pieces and a number of smaller stones; also some glass and leadlight wire available.


ASV Committee 2010 – 2011
Geoff Williams bh 9670 0824

Vice President
Michael Meszaros bh 9853 9610

John Ride 9499 2928

Secretary and Public Officer
John Bishop 9885 2660

Committee Members
Marija Patterson 9489 4537
Monica Mauer 9723 9072

ASV Coordinators 2010 – 2011
Monthly Activities
Gillian Govan 9579 1221

Kay Salehi 9808 4056

Web Site:
Jenny Rickards 9836 2738

Annual 2010/2011: Beatrice Magalotti 9499 3592
And Monica Mauer 9723 9072
Elliot ASV Gallery: Monica Mauer 9723 9072
Herring Island: Jenny Rickards 9836 2738
MIFGS 2010/2011: Mark Cowie 5348 6596
Tesselaar 2010/2011: Mark Cowie 5348 6596

Geoff Williams bh 9670 0824