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.


Approximately 15 persons were treated to some very interesting work.
Patrick Culshaw hit off with work in progress on his wooden elephants, and also described the activities of the wood workers association. The Chairman underlined ASV policy of giving exposure to emerging sculptors. Michael Meszaros showed work in progress on a maelstrom of fish, a new work and rather dramatic in action.
Work by Raggapen Muniandy, a new member, was illustrated with slides of work in progress in a new Hindu temple at Rockbank, Vic, which Michael commented used techniques hitherto unknown in this country. An image from one of his works in Malaysia is shown below.
Many thanks go to Patrick, Michael and Raggapen for their presentations. Apology received from Rod Barnett.
In addition, Eva Ermer and Rachel Boymal, both new members, made folios available to the meeting of some exciting figurative work – images are shown below.
Rachel Boymal: Woman in Abstraction

Eva Ermer: Bali

Muniandy Ragappen: Arts

Please note no Monthly Members Meeting in June
See annual program

The next ASV Committee Meeting shall be Wednesday evening 1 June 2011. Please advise a Committee member
of any issues you wish discussed.

The next ASV Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 13 July 2011 at Hawthorn meeting rooms. Michael Meszaros will talk on preparation for major prizes and commissions - stepping from small to major scale work for sculptors on the upward path; what might be expected by the organisers; how to plan a major work and how to cost it. The evening will also include a question and answer session for the Committee to discuss any issues such as progress on the web site, and future monthly activities, future exhibitions, etc. Subsequently Committee Elections will be held and volunteers sought for Coordinator roles.
Please consider taking an active role in 2011/2012. We are a voluntary organisation and need volunteers to continue activities.

Welcome to Paul Cacioli

A Coordinator for the Newsletter is sought for the next financial year. Please advise the Secretary if you are interested. Please ask the President any questions concerning the position. Help is also needed right now in running off the black and white edition for mail deliveries, and enveloping and mailing. Judy Newman has been helping with this chore, and Office Works have now changed procedures so they will no longer produce the B & W edition while Judy waits; consequently she is required to double her travel time, and this is unreasonable in a country location. Please help.

Beatrice Magalotti is a lonely Coordinator for the ASV flagship exhibition. She urgently needs a Sub-Committee to support her in planning and set up and running the Exhibition. It is a great opportunity for new members to get experience in running exhibitions. Please contact Beatrice (see Coordinator list below).

As the ASV is short staffed, and with Kay Salehi away June-July and John Ride away July-October, would members please pay their Renewals by Wednesday 6 July, so that they are all processed before John goes away. Members who have not paid by a date yet to be fixed will be removed from the database, and they will need to re-join.

New Contemporary Found Objects Sculpture Exhibition, featuring works from Janice McCarthy and Wayne Ryan.
To August 2011. Exhibition Catalogue at www.vere.com.au/DOC/Found-Objects-Catalogue.pdf
Vere Apothecary, Shop 17, 427-455 Hampton St., Hampton VIC 3188

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Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture is a $60,000 cash prize; Professional Development Award is $10,000 cash prize; Civic Choice Award is $5,000 cash prize. Entries close 15 June 2011.
(03) 9685 9276 www.melbourneprizetrust.org.

John Fries Memorial Prize
The John Fries Memorial Prize is an award of $10,000
Entries close on 6 June 2011: (02) 9310 2018 tnichols@viscopy.org.au

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists provides assistance towards travel (for educational purposes) and/or tuition costs for young people building a career in the visual arts.
Closing date: 5 June 2011

Adelaide Airport Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures 2012
The Adelaide Airport Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 7 Brighton Jetty Classic Community Event again in 2012.
The closing date for entries is Tuesday 1st November 2011.
Information and details regarding enrolment and entry criteria can be viewed on the website:
Contact Karen on 0402019930 or karendonaldson@westnet.com.au

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize includes:
An acquisitive award of $10,000;
The Special Commendation, non-acquisitive award of $2,000; and
The Viewers Choice, non-acquisitive award, of $1,000.
Entry forms are now available from Woollahra Councils website.
For more information, visit http://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

Workshops 2011
Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. 9850 5155
Limestone Sculpture with Jenny Whiteside
Saturday 4th June or Sunday 5th June
Cost: $90 per day. Includes a 1/4 block of limestone. Tools supplied.
Mosaics with Sandra Bain
Saturday 23rd July 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday 24th July 3 to 5pm
Cost $115, including glue & grout, but tiles & item to be mosaiced extra cost
Bookings Essential
* Go to http://baag.cart.net.au/store/Workshops
* Or phone 9850 5155 with credit card details or call in to Bulleen Art & Garden
Enquiries, meredith@baag.com.au

Please submit digital images saved as JPEGs of 300 dpi, over 1 MB in size, and able to be opened in PC format.

Late News

Applications for the Southern Way McClelland Commission 2011 will be closing Tuesday 31 May 2011 5pm!
The value of each commission is AUD$300,000 plus GST with the two inaugural recipients to be announced in July 2011. The commissions will be displayed on the Peninsula Link freeway close to McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
For further information please contact:
Charlotte Carter,
Coordinator Southern Way McClelland Commission
McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park
390 McClelland Drive
Langwarrin Victoria 3910 Australia
Telephone +61 3 9789 1671 Facsimile +61 3 9789 1610
ccarter@mcclellandgallery.com www.mcclellandgallery.com
Download Entry Forms from www.mcclellandgallery.com

Sculptures by the Bay in Port Stephens, NSW: an Acquisitive exhibition July 2011 $4000 prize for a landscape piece www.sculpturesbythebay.com.au Entry Extended til June 20, 2011.