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.


Association of Sculptors of Victoria Inc.
Annual Exhibition 7 -18 September 2011
The Light Factory Gallery
21 Brougham Street, Eltham Vic 3095
Judges 2011: Jon Eiseman, Michael Meszaros & Marija Patterson

Conditions of entry can be downloaded from the ASV web site
Category 1
Margaret Gunnersen & William Hoggan Thomas Award (ASV members with over 10 years' exhibiting experience)
Category 2
Tina Wentcher Prize (ASV members and non-member with less than 10 years exhibiting experience)
Category 3
Open section (only ASV members)
Sunday 4 September Bump in 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Sunday 11 September OFFICIAL OPENING 2.00 PM
Sunday 18 September Bump out 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Applications Closed 29 July 2011

‘Sculpture among the Tulips’
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2011

Outdoor Sculpture
Tesselaar (in Silvan, in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges) annual sculpture exhibition and acquisitive prize is an adjunct to its well-established annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival, which is attended by 50,000 visitors during September and October. For the fourth annual ‘Tesselaar Sculpture Prize’ (hereafter the ‘Prize’) Tesselaar Direct Pty Ltd is offering an Acquisitive Award for a sculpture suitable to be exhibited and maintained permanently outdoors at its business location. This year’s prize-winner will be awarded $10,000 in prize-money.
The winning artist will assign a limited copyright licence to Tesselaar Direct Pty Ltd to allow fair and reasonable use of images of the work for reasons of publicity/promotion and publication.
The Association of Sculptors of Victoria Inc offer a second prize of $1,000.
Tesselaar will also provide a ‘People's Choice Award’ of $500, as well as a prize in-kind to the winning voter.
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is open to the public seven days per week from 10:00am to 5:00pm for the duration of the Festival, Thursday, 15 September to Wednesday, 12 October 2011. Exhibition times will coincide with those of the Festival.
Applications closed 22 July 2011.

Please note no Monthly Members Meeting in August due to illness.

Apologies for late delivery of this news sheet. Delays will recur from time to time due to work priorities of the President and lack of another person to produce the news letter. This edition has been produced without the customary second check due to time constraints.

The next ASV Committee Meeting shall be Wednesday evening 3 August. Items for discussion will include the development of the new web site and sponsoring. Please advise a Committee member of any issues you wish discussed as far in advance as possible of Committee Meetings, which are every 2 months.

The ASV Annual General Meeting held on 13 July 2011 resulted in reappointment of the Committee of Monica Mauer (ordinary member), John Bishop (Secretary), John Ride (Treasurer), Michael Meszaros (Vice President), and Geoff Williams (President). Discussions covered a wide range of activities. Michael Meszaros gave an interesting talk on preparation for major prizes and commissions. More details of the Meeting in next month’s newsletter.

Welcome to Perry Wagner-Grose (1st VP, Sculptors Queensland), Anne Anderson, Margaret Carey, Chandos Ford, Jake Mikoda.


The Collectors' Exhibition 2011
A selected exhibition of Australian contemporary art An entry application form for this exhibition can be downloaded from the CAS website, or completed online, or you can contact us and we'll send you one by post.
Note: The application deadline is Friday 19 August.
$30 per entry. Max 2 works per artist.
Artists not selected will be refunded $20 per work.
Go to the link below for exhibition information and ONLINE entry form:

Contemporary Sculptors Association
Yarra Sculpture Gallery
117 Vere Street Abbotsford 3067
Ph. 03 9419 6177 Open Wednesdays to Sundays 12-5pm
HEATER Art Show & Artist Floor talks at
Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford Vic
20th July to August 7th
Web: www.yarrasculpturegallery.com.au
Email: yarrasculpturegallery@gmail.com

Buda Historic Home & Garden
42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine
The inaugural Budafest Garden Sculpture Exhibition will be held in the beautiful heritage gardens at Buda Historic Home & Garden at 42 Hunter Street Castlemaine, and will feature works by prominent regional sculptors – Kristina Browning, Mark Cowie, Maria Coyle, Yvonne George, Chelly and Peter Gray. Enjoying national and international reputations, these sculptors will be exhibiting works in mediums as diverse as metal, timber, ceramic and rusty wire. The exhibition opens on Saturday 20th August and concludes Sunday 4th September, and will include an artist ‘walk and talk’ as part of the Budafest ’11 program.
Entry to Budafest Garden Sculpture Exhibition is free – a great event for all the family.
For more information phone Maria on 0412 966 194 or visit www.budacastlemaine.org
Exhibited sculptures available for purchase 03 5410 1060
To be opened by Karen Quinlan, Director, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery Saturday 20th August at 3pm

The annual HiArts Exhibition in Highlands, Victoria
2nd to 4th March 2012
Sculpture will be a key part of this exhibition. We welcome any sculptors who may interested in exhibiting their work. For further information please contact Stuart Reid on kadumbla@mac.com

14 September 2011
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Firstdraft Gallery, a Sydney Artist Run Initiative (ARI) are bringing together leading emerging artists and members of the artist initiative sector for their first national conversation to re-imagine the future of contemporary art in Australia. It is expected that outcomes will include ideas for the National Cultural Policy and the formation of a national ARI network.
From September 1 4, the We Are Here (WAH) event will see the gathering together in Sydney of over 150 artists, thinkers, writers and ARI directors for a 2 day symposium, 1 day workshop, exhibition of 12 emerging artists at Firstdraft Gallery entitled The feeling will pass, artists talks, performances and a complete night time events program.
The symposium will combine international guest speaker presentations by Jonathan Middleton (Or Gallery, Canada), Reza Afisina (Ruangrupa, Indonesia) and Lois Keidan (Live Art Agency, UK), panel discussions, roundtables, Q&As, workshops and the Great Debate which poses the question Is it the responsibility of emerging artists to be innovative, experimental and ground-breaking?
Registration opens on 1 August - visit www.visualarts.net.au/whatson/upcomingevents/wah
Media contact:
Brianna Munting (NAVA) 02 9368 1900 & Georgie Meagher (Firstdraft)

Expression of Interest
Newcastle Steelworkers Design Project
From 1915 to 1999, covering 84 years of operations, an unknown large number of workers died from work injuries. There is no memorial dedicated to these workers. Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association Inc., a local community group, has initiated a project to construct a specific memorial to lives lost in the steel industry, on land and in the vicinity of the steel works site. A public fund raising project is in progress with a target of $60,000 to construct a large artistic memorial: Newcastle Steelworkers Memorial. Applications are invited from artists to register interest for the design, development and installation of a memorial to steel workers who lost their lives in the steelmaking industry in Newcastle from 1915 to 1999. The memorial will be located in parkland in the vicinity of the steelworks site. The first stage is a call for Expressions of Interest including a concept design: now open until Friday 16 September at 4pm.
Four submissions will be offered a fee of $1,000 to submit a fully detailed design and costing, including a scale maquette by Friday 27January 2012. The successful artist will be offered a commission for a fee of $60,000 (incl GST) to complete the work including design, approvals, construction, and installation Contacts. All Expressions of Interest must arrive at address below by 4pm on Friday 16 September 2011
Newcastle Steelworkers Memorial Committee, c/o 136 Tyrrell St, NEWCASTLE 2300
All enquiries to: Bob Cook President Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association, Email niha@pacific.net.au
02 4926 1117 or 04 1924 1731!