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.

Letter from the President - April 2012

Gillian Govan
NETWORKING: In the Oxford Dictionary: A group of people who exchange information and contacts for professional and social purposes: a support network. This has become a real buzzword in recent years and applies so well to the Association of Sculptors.

ASV at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2012

Morning at MIFGS
This year’s ASV MIFGS Sculpture Exhibition was again located at the Central Boulevard in the Carlton Gardens, which is proving to be a high-profile site to exhibit three-dimensional works.

News and Opportunities Outside the ASV

A mass email was sent out earlier in April notifying members of an expression of Interest process for a project in Banyule Council: The Greensborough Walk Public Art Commission.

Report on the April Meeting

The last meeting was held at the Armadale Meeting Rooms, 2 Fulton Street Armadale. The evening had to be changed at short notice to the Thursday - the Wednesday evenings being booked out totally. We had some video material and discussion on kinetic sculpture - it was fun - but only 8 people turned up.

Future Meetings

Coming up in May

Gillian has confirmed with Ben Fasham that we can take a small group to the factory. I think the earlier the better as they have a big piece that they are moving to Canberra the second week. Due to OH&S safety issues we are unable to visit Fashams in Clayton during our usual evening meeting time but we could make up a small party during the day.

Welcome to New Members

Recently we have welcomed Amy Cohen, Balwyn, Jennifer Coles, Maldon, Ben Fasham, Clayton South, Jo Moulton, Bairnsdale, Scott Murrells, Ashburton, Pat OƇonnell, Clifton Springs, Kay Steventon, Eltham, Todd Lyndon Stuart, Bayswater, Denise Lynch, Bacchus Marsh, Cetta Pilati, Alphington, Fatih Semiz, Brighton, Tas Wansbrough, Ballarat, Aleida Wright, Park Orchards, Mark Doran, Mt Eliza, Diane Thompson, Castlemaine.

NAVA and Arts Law News

PPSR information:

Seminar - The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 and how it affects artists
The Arts Law Centre is partnering with the Australian Government Solicitor to present a free seminar in Melbourne on the Personal Property Securities Act and the Personal Property Security Register which enables people to register their interest in personal property.

ASV Library

Since “volunteering” to manage the ASV library Marija has had a few extra things to cope with. However we would like to keep the concept alive in members’ minds. So stand by for information about:
  • accessing books
  • donating books
  • returning books
  • hints for books you would like to see in the library....
and if you would like to help.... contact our president!

Collingwood Expression of Interest

A home for the ASV? A studio for you?
Yarra Council is asking for expressions of interest for two buildings in Collingwood. Ultimately three buildings will be open to offers - 152A Hoddle Street, 117 Vere Street Collingwood and 119 Vere Street Collingwood. Check http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/services/Arts/eoi-for-collingwood-buildings/
117 Vere Street is the current Yarra Sculpture Space and abode of the Contemporary Sculptors Association.
At this stage there isn’t a committee member with a specific portfolio to investigate this. In the mean time there is no reason why individual members should not put in a word for themselves and their needs.
Submissions close on Friday 11th May

Help! Wanted! Needed!

The newsletter needs helpers: we have been reducing the work load by splitting off little bits - specifically the mail out. This is no longer a huge task as it involves printing fewer than 40 newsletters and posting them to a list provided to you. You can either print sticky labels yourself or we’ll find someone else to do it. The treasurer reimburses all costs. If you think you can help please contact newsletter@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au