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.

President's Letter for September


I have just returned from almost 3 weeks in Vietnam. I turned off my iPhone and only checked my emails 3 times…. Bliss. When I returned I opened my emails and realised what busy lives we all lead. There was information about Tesselaar, Our Annual Exhibition and Awards, our involvement in Herring Island Summer Arts Festival and many other exhibitions in which our members are involved. Part of me says “we are too busy” and part says, “How very lucky we are to have the ability, the opportunity and the money to pursue our art.” I met one lady in Vietnam who said, “I am happy I have food” It was a very humbling experience.

Annual and Awards Exhibition 2012

Call out for helpers

October's Meeting

Isometric Trinity in Shanghai - image courtesy Fatih Semiz
October Monthly Meeting On 10th October Fatih Semiz  will talk about his work. When I confirmed the meeting with Fatih he was in Shanghai exhibiting in the Jing’an International Sculpture Project, with 20 other artists from all over the world.  He sent photos of the installation of his work.

September Members’ Meeting

We had better weather for the September meeting but..  as many people apologised as attended. Never-the-less it was a lively time in the comfort of the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Room. Thanks to Jenny Whiteside who brought the tea and coffee box.

Notes from the most recent Committee Meeting

  • The Annual is progressing well . Beatrice sending out invitations. Publicity being carried out by Zoe. But there is a need for a new consolidated list of contacts to be made for next years exhibition. Can anyone help with this please.  Photography will be done by Janice McCarthy

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

Andrew Kasper's "Tranquility" image Mark Cowie
The fifth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize opened on 13th September with the exhibition of sculpture by 25 finalists.  Included in the number of high-profile sculptors are 15 ASV members exhibiting their works in a unique and abundantly colourful landscape (until 9th October).

News and Opportunities

Remember to read all of this section - lots of information in here!


Dear ASV members,
We would like to extend an invitation to exhibit in our new “Sculpture Garden”at this years Art at Burnley Harbour in December  2012. There is the opportunity to display sculpture that is suitable for either indoor and outdoors. We would particularly like to see some larger pieces, to be displayed in the parkland area adjoining the wetlands. (see conditions)