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.


Next Meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 12th October 2011
Hawthorn Community Arts Room rear 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn
A different sort of Show and Tell: Tips and Tricks
One of our greatest resources is the knowledge and expertise of our members each sculptor has learned so much and only a part of that knowledge can be imparted in words. October is the time to share and learn. At our next meeting bring along a favourite tool or a piece of work where you learned something new or come armed with a question for the gathering to ponder.
Contact activities@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au or phone Gillian on 9579 1221.
Thanks Jenny and Gillian

Thanks to all members who came to the talk by Geoffrey Ricardo. It was a great night and very inspiring. Geoffrey’s journey began as a printmaker and painter and he showed us many images of his work. It was unfortunate that we had limited time, as we would have liked to dwell a little more on this aspect of his work. However the main reason for showing these was that many of his prints, drawings and painted images influenced his sculptures. He also moved into sculpture because he had so many copper plates to discard after making prints. He used the plates beaten into shape to form his wonderful, whimsical but also meaningful expressions of the human condition. Geoffrey talked in a casual, relaxed and humble way about his success and we were most privileged to have him as our guest speaker.
I have now resigned as Activities coordinator but there will be an interesting meeting in October and a Christmas party (yes Christmas already) sometime in the next 2 months when members have an opportunity to talk about sculpture and anything else. It’s a good opportunity to get to know other members.
In the meantime if any members have a studio that they think would be interesting to visit please contact a member of the committee or email mailto:activities@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au
Gillian Govan

The next ASV Committee Meeting shall be Wednesday evening 5 October 2011. Please advise a Committee member of any issues you wish discussed.

Welcome to Candy Stevens, David Maughan, Michael Wilson

ASV Committee
The ASV committee members' contact numbers are on this page: http://sculperenewsletter.blogspot.com/p/asv-office-bearers.html


McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012 for outdoor sculpture.

Applications are now open. Submissions close Monday 21 November 2011 at 5pm.
Displayed throughout 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens from 18 November 2012- to 14 July 2013, the McClelland Sculpture Survey is intended to provide sculptors the opportunity to present their works in an outdoor exhibition context.
Selected artists will be eligible for the McClelland Award 2012, a $100,000 acquisitive award to be judged by Deborah Edwards, Senior Curator - Australian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Survey artists will also be in the running for the Frankston City People’s Choice Award, valued at $20,000 sponsored by Frankston City Council which will be awarded in June 2013 to the artist whose work is voted the most popular by visitors to the McClelland Sculpture Survey.
Download Entry Forms from www.mcclellandgallery.com

New Art Creative Development Grants.
Grants are for artists wishing to explore innovative ideas and collaborations to make major new artworks possible.
In 2011, you can apply for $30,000 to develop your art project. This might include honing your plans and concept, developing a model or prototype, finding partners, and securing other sources of funding. This initiative is open to independent artists, curators and producers working across all art forms, including dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, hybrid, digital and interdisciplinary art.
Applications close Monday 10 October 2011
Development projects may start 12 December 2011
See: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/creative_australia_-_new_art

Formerly Kooindah Acquisitive Sculpture Prize Exhibition (KASPE)
Cash Prizes Totalling $13,500
Entries Open Friday, September 16, 2011 Entries Close Friday, December 2, 2011

Workshops 2011
Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. 9850 5155
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
Hectic Eclectic Collective: Sculpture from found objects by Joel Medley: 23 September to 23 October
Stories in clay by Lee Goller, Kirsty Manger, Jodie Maree Phelan, Meredith Plain: 28 October to 27th November

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

Sculpere Newsletter August 2011

‘Phillippe‘ by Rachel Boymal
(Bronze, Height 48 x Width 18 x Depth 28 cm)

President's Message August 2011

Geoff Williams, President ASV
Members are reminded to bring their friends to two major ASV exhibitions over the next month: the Annual Exhibition 7-18 September, and Tesselaar 15 September to 12 October.
We shall strive to avoid the overlap in exhibition trimmings in future, but are subject to the availability of exhibition space. Meanwhile the Elliot ASV Gallery has commenced a fresh cycle of exhibits.
We have been fortunate in attracting Rudi Jass to join current Committee meetings, subject to his work and new home commitments. We noted the formal resignation of Gillian Govan from the position of coordinating monthly activities, because she felt activities were not being adequately supported. The monthly meetings and visits she has organised have been most enjoyable and rewarding for those that attended, but numbers attending have been disappointing. Gillian would be happy to support anyone who is willing to fi ll the role. Until recently she has found it a most rewarding personal experience meeting fellow members, well known sculptors and visiting people in their studios. She feels the job just needs an injection of new ideas and enthusiasm. In the absence of a revival of regular monthly meetings, our storage facility at Hawthorn Council Chambers may also be at risk. Gillian has been a great strength over recent years, and a signifi cant contributor to every meeting and exhibition that she attends, and we thank her for her support.
A Get Well Message to Don Glue: presently in hospital with a hip replacement.
A special notice to Members will be sent separately over the next two weeks.
Geoff Williams

ASV News & Forthcoming Exhibitions

The Reader ‘Girl on Books’ by Eva Ermer (bronze 18 x 13 x 29
Elliot Gallery August/September/October 2011
On Sunday 31st July we successfully set up a new exhibition at Elliot-ASV Gallery located at 354-356 Punt Road, South Yarra.
Over 29 works in a wide range of mediums are being exhibited by 15 members of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria from August to October. Gallery opening times are: Tue – Sat 9:00 to 5:00 where you can view both indoor & outdoor sculptures, including works by Michael Meszaros, David Maughan, Gillian Govan, Helen Clancy and John Bishop.

‘Inchcape’ by Janice McCarthy (Carved Red Gum & Mosaic ( 40 x
20 x 10cm)

‘Frog Pile’
by Meredith Plain Clay/Ceramic
(64 x 44 x 41cm)

by Janet Cameron Mount
Gambier Limestone ( 86 x 28 x
30 cm)

Our Society’s Activities - Don’t Miss Out!

WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER (Please note the change of date) - ON Wednesday 14th of September we are very privileged that Geoffrey Ricardo will come to talk to us about his work. He has agreed to come to the meeting rooms with some of his sculptures and talk about his journey.
GEOFFREY RICARDO is a Melbourne based artist who tells stories through his figures. He is a very accomplished printmaker, painter and sculptor. His works are slightly satirical, comic or absurd with an underlying questioning of human nature. Geoffrey is represented by Australian galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and has works in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas.

If anyone has any ideas about activities or has a studio that would be interesting to visit please let me know. Also let me know if anyone is interested in taking on this Job .....
Gillian Govan

Great experience for someone aiming to return to the work force.
There is a great opportunity to work with the Membership Secretary for a couple of months to learn about how the Membership data is kept up to date, how to use Excel to output records, and produce Membership Renewal forms. You will also become more aware of the workings of the ASV website. Please contact Kay Salehi on 9808 4056 or send her an email on kays27@tpg.com if you are interested. Hope to hear from an interested member soon.

And Don't Forget the Annual and Awards Exhibition is on Now!
21 Brougham Street Eltham 7 to 18 September 2011