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 July

As we draw near to the end of another sculpture year and the Annual General Meeting approaches I ask all members to think about what you can do for the association. It doesn’t matter how small. I am delighted that Robert Kendi has come on board as membership secretary and that Pat O’Connor is helping Jenny with the news letter but it still seems to be left to the same few to manage the general running and administration of the association. Please put up your hands to help lighten the load of the committee and exhibition coordinators and share their workload. Most are trying to juggle family and full time jobs so could do with a hand. Do you know anything about publicity, advertising, computers websites or just putting letters in envelopes? Please contact me or any of the other committee. Please join us at the AGM to hear what our plans are for the future and to listen to what will be a most interesting talk by one of our members Damien Vick. See you there.
Gillian Govan President


Dates for your Diary

ASV meetings are being held in the Ashburton Baptist Church Meeting Rooms

enter from the Marquis Street carpark Melway 60D9

14th August - AGM plus a talk by Damian Vick on his work

Kinross Art Centre exhibition - 31st August to 15th September

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize - 13th September to 9th October

The July Meeting

On Wednesday June 12th 11 members braved the cold to meet at Ashburton. It was an enjoyable evening spent in good company. Gillian started the meeting by outlining items discussed at the committee meeting the previous week. A summary of which will follow.

Notes from the Committee Meeting

Minutes taken by Geoff Williams

Matters arising from the previous meeting were discussed and correspondence read. Treasurer’s reports were read these can be made available to any members on request. It was confirmed that due to lack of suitable venue the Annual Exhibition and Awards is cancelled this year but will be held in 120 Collins Street in 2014.

Members' News

This month we've heard from Eddie Roberts, Bronwyn Culshaw and Beatrice Magalotti - see what they've been doing as you read more....

Opportunities and other news

 This section is long and contains lots of opportunities  and news from outside the ASV (including internationally) - it is well worth going right through so read on.....

Google Alerts

A few of you probably have Google Alerts out for your own name - quite a buzz when mine came up for the first time ever! So here is this month's collection - checking sculpture in Australia: