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 August

Hi all fellow sculptors, members and friends..
I am back unopposed as president as are most of the previous committee members and while I am happy to work with this great group of people it was disappointing that there were no other nominations. So the same people are again doing the committee work.

I would like to thank retiring members Suzanne Kaldor and Monica Mauer for their help and support and Robert Kendi who has come on board as Membership secretary and Pat O’Connell who is helping with distribution of the newsletter.
The numbers of members at the Annual General meeting was also disappointing especially as we had such an interesting, inspiring speaker in Damien Vick.

August Meeting - talk and AGM

Prominent Melbourne sculptor Damien Vick was the featured guest at the August 14 meeting and AGM of the ASV.

September Meeting

Rosa Tato has through her community art project gained an understanding of the essence of human experience. Her "Embracing Distance " sculptured panels reflect the cultural diversity and personal mementos and histories of some of the residents in a public housing tower in North Melbourne who have resettled I Melbourne from 16 different countries including Somalia Egypt Sudan, China, Vietnam and Spain.
We are most fortunate that Rosa has agreed to talk to us about this project. Thanks to one of our members Mary McMahon for setting this up for us. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 11th September 7:30pm at Ashburton.

ASV Exhibitions

Plan ahead they say - so here is the next few months' work all set out for you..... ready, set, go!

Exhibitions to see...

The Contemporary Art Society and Heide MOMA are cooking up a storm for you..

Member’s Exhibition

Mildura Palimpsest #9 4 -7 October 2013

Mildura Palimpsest is a biennial visual arts event that invites artists to engage with the cultural and
natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region. Mildura Palimpsest is dedicated to high quality, critically engaged contemporary art in all forms. We aim to provide opportunities for real dialogue between local, national and international artists, and across disciplines. Mildura Palimpsest #9 will be held October 4-7, 2013.

Workshops and Opportunities and Pozible

Sainsbury Sculpture Grant, Copyright article, Alistair Whyte workshop with Ceramics Victoria, 3D Artwork Photography workshop ... read on....

Google Alerts for August

Google alerts service has provided an interesting crop of news items this month......